Sunrise Sex Offender Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Child Porn

A Broward County man, with two previous sex offense convictions, was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison Friday after authorities said they found more than 500 child pornography videos on his computers.

The 56-year-old Sunrise man pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography and admitted he had been downloading the material for at least six years.

He was arrested in March.

According to court records, the man was convicted of carnal intercourse in 1983 in Broward and lewd assault on a child in 1976 in Miami-Dade County.

The man must register as a sex offender and will be placed on 10 years of supervised release when he gets out of prison.

Child pornography is rampant on the Internet. If law enforcement catches you downloading and viewing child pornography from the Internet, the consequences are severe – you could be facing a lifetime of registration as a sex offender if convicted.

Federal and state laws criminalize the act of producing, possessing, distributing or selling pornographic images that depict or exploit minors. Child pornography laws penalize those who obtain, share or distribute pornographic images or films involving children. In many cases, people inadvertently view or distribute child porn. In other instances, images are built into a “peer to peer” type of source. Regardless of how the images came into your possession, you need a strong defense to these charges. A conviction on these cases will trigger many years in prison and lifetime registration as a sex offender.

If you are facing charges of child pornography, you must act fast and protect yourself by seeking legal help. A Florida Child Pornography Defense Lawyer at Whittel & Melton can make sure you understand the charges against you and all of your viable defense options. We aggressively defend those charged or accused of criminal offenses, including sex crimes charges and child pornography charges.

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