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Orange Park Men Convicted For Child Porn

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – An Orange Park man sentenced to 15½ years in federal prison for receiving child pornography, and his stepson was sentenced to four years for possession of child pornography.

In addition to the prison term, Derek Alan Lee 44, of Orange Park, was sentenced to a life term of supervised release for receiving images and videos of child pornography over the internet. Jeffrey Dean McMillan 21, of Orange Park, Lee's stepson, was sentenced Friday to four years in federal prison and a 10-year term of supervised release for possession of child pornography.

Lee and McMillan were both ordered to forfeit their computer media, and were also ordered to register as sex offenders. Both previously pleaded guilty.

In November, an investigator with the Child Predator Cybercrime Unit, began an online undercover investigation to identify individuals using the internet to share images and videos of child pornography. The investigator identified a particular host computer that was sharing several hundred files depicting child pornography over the internet. Subpoenaed documents from the internet service provider revealed that this host computer resolved to the residence of Derek Alan Lee.

On Dec. 10, law enforcement officers executed a search warrant at Lee?s residence in Orange Park. After securing the residence, the agents interviewed McMillan. He admitted to possessing child pornography on his computer, and he indicated that images and videos of child pornography were also on his stepfather?s computer. McMillan was subsequently placed under arrest.

Law enforcement officers contacted Lee and invited Lee to return to the residence. A short time later, Lee arrived at the residence. When asked what kind of files he had on his computer, Lee said, ?If you have a search warrant, you found that I have child pornography on my computer." Lee admitted that he viewed the images ?every couple of weeks,? and that he has been downloading child pornography for 10 years. After the interview, Lee was arrested.

After a forensic analysis of the computer media obtained from the residence revealed that both Lee and McMillan possessed hundreds of images and videos of on their computers. Lee?s computer contained 111 videos and 116 images, and McMillan possessed 61 videos and 685 images.