Ocala, Florida – Senior United States District Judge James D. Whittemore sentenced Brian Alan Jones (37, Lady Lake) today to 30 years in federal prison for production of child pornography. Jones had pleaded guilty on May 23, 2019.
According to court records, Jones produced sexually explicit images of a 6-year-old girl who was under his supervision. He took explicit photographs of the victim on his cellphone and sent them to an undercover officer posing as a pedophile.
Jones also admitted to sending another undercover officer sexually explicit videos depicting young children having sexual intercourse with adult men. Jones’s cellphone was later found to contain more than 100 images of the child victim and over 70 images of other child pornography or child erotica.
“The crimes committed by this child predator are beyond comprehension,” said HSI Orlando Assistant Special Agent in Charge David J. Pezzutti. “HSI special agents, with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, have ensured this criminal will no longer be able to sexually abuse children and we hope this brings a small measure of closure to his victim.”
This case was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Michael P. Felicetta.
This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by United States Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS), Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who sexually exploit children, and to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.justice.gov/psc.
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