Man, 29, indicted on child porn charges

Published On: Mar 29 2013 10:08:11 AM EDT
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -

A 29-year-old Jacksonville man was indicted this week on a charge of production of child pornography.

If convicted, James Kasper faces 15-30 years in federal prison.

Kasper was arrested March 20 on a criminal complaint and ordered detained by United States Magistrate Judge Joel B. Toomey after a hearing on Monday.

According to the criminal complaint, in February, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the Federal Bureau of Investigation were investigating individuals engaged in trading child pornography. The investigation revealed the exchange of emails with attached images and videos of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct.

Specifically, agents determined that on Feb. 4, an individual using a particular email account had sent images depicting child pornography to another person. Further investigation determined that email account and the Internet Protocol address used to send the emails resolved back to Kasper's Jacksonville home, invsetigators said.

A federal search warrant was executed at Kasper's apartment on March 20. During an interview, Kasper indicated, among other things, that while babysitting a minor several months prior, he used his smartphone to photograph the child's genitalia, investigators said. He then uploaded the images to a particular website and sent the pictures via email, investigators said.