Collier Co. Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for 118 Counts of Child Pornography Possession
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A North Naples, Florida man allegedly found with child porn on his computer in 2009 was sentenced to 10 years in prison Monday.
The 34-year-old man owes almost $20,000 in court and investigative costs as part of the plea agreement on 118 child pornography charges.
According to Collier County deputies, the man was tracked through a tip from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. The tip apparently indicated the man was online attempting to solicit explicit photos from underage girls.
The man was arrested in July 2009 for 50 counts of child pornography after an initial search allegedly revealed images of girl’s ages 8 to 13 engaged in sexual acts. Later, prosecutors tacked on 69 more child porn charges.
The man was originally freed on $118,000 bond.
Prosecutors are always eager to protect supposed child pornography victims, and they will do everything within their power to secure a conviction. The punishment for a child pornography conviction may include time behind bars, possibly for decades, plus heavy fines and the mandatory lifetime registration as a sexual offender. To combat charges of child pornography, an aggressive is needed to establish the most effective and powerful child pornography defense for a person accused of this sexually motivated crime.
The main problem with possession of child pornography charges is that images recovered from a person’s hard drive don’t always reveal the entire story. In fact, there are numerous ways for pornographic images to show up on an individual’s hard drive such as an outsider gaining access to private information and downloading unauthorized illegal content. The Florida Sex Crimes Lawyers at Whittel & Melton understand the full impact of child pornography charges. We care about your freedom and future and can apply any and all available resources available to us to dispute the evidence against you and determine the most valuable defense strategy based upon the circumstances.
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