Richmond County man sentenced to federal prison for persuading child to produce sexually explicit images
BRUNSWICK, GA: A Wayne County, Ga., man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison after admitting he produced and possessed hundreds of images of child pornography.
Casey Causey, 40, of Jesup, Ga., was sentenced to 240 months in prison after pleading guilty to Production of Child Pornography, said David H. Estes, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia. U.S. District Court Judge Lisa Godbey Wood also ordered Causey to pay $91,800 in restitution to victims, and to serve 15 years of supervised release and register as a sex offender after completion of his prison term. There is no parole in the federal system.
“Sexual exploitation of vulnerable children is a vile crime, and our office will relentlessly pursue such predators,” said U.S. Attorney Estes. “This prison sentence protects our community and holds Casey Causey accountable for his horrific acts.”
Causey was identified after a cyber tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children led agents from Homeland Security Investigations to a Jesup residence where Causey lived. During a search of Causey’s room in March 2021, agents seized multiple electronic devices containing hundreds of images and videos of child pornography.
“Identifying and arresting predators like Causey, who not only victimize innocent children, but also showcase those horrific images for others to see, are a one of the highest priorities for our office,” said Special Agent in Charge Katrina W. Berger, who oversees Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) operations in Georgia and Alabama. “Everyone in the community can feel safer knowing that this criminal will no longer be able to exploit children.”
This investigation took place under the umbrella of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Project Safe Childhood (PSC), a nationwide initiative to combat the epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse, and was led by the Savannah Office of Homeland Security Investigations. The case was prosecuted for the United States by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Jennifer J. Kirkland and Project Safe Childhood Coordinator Tara M. Lyons.
Anyone with information on suspected child sexual exploitation can contact the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 800-843-5678, or https://report.cybertip.org/.
Barry L. Paschal, Public Affairs Officer: 912-652-4422