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Lake City man imprisoned for child porn

Samuel Crews, 32, received 7+ year sentence

LAKE CITY, Fla. – A Lake City man was sentenced to more than seven years in prison for receiving child pornography over the internet.

Samuel Franklin Crews, 32, has been in custody since his arrest in December 2013.

According to court documents, an FBI agent in Jacksonville began an undercover investigation to identify individuals in that area who had access to and/or were trading images and videos depicting child pornography over the internet. 

The agent determined a computer in the Lake City area was hosting images of child pornography using a peer-to-peer file sharing program. 

The subscriber information was traced to Crews' Lake City residence.      

Law enforcement officers executed a federal search warrant and seized his computer.  Crews told the agents he had come across child pornography using a file sharing program on the Internet and became "curious."

Subsequent analysis of Crews' computer revealed that it contained 124 images and 10 videos depicting the sexual abuse of children.

Crews was sentenced to seven years and eight months in federal prison.