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Nassau County man sentenced 5 years for child porn

Investigation began June 2015

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A 73-year-old man from Nassau County was found guilty by a federal court Friday of receiving child pornography over the internet.

Clement Ashford Reeves, Jr. was sentenced to a mandatory minimum penalty of five years in prison. He was also ordered to serve five years of probation when released, hand over all computer media and register as a sex offender.

According to court documents, a Homeland Security agent began an undercover operation to identify people receiving and sharing child pornography over the internet.

The agent said a host computer in Florida had been sharing child pornography since December 2011. That computer was traced to Reeves' home.

Agents met with Reeves at his home in June 2015.

During an interview, Reeves stated that he had downloaded depictions of prepubescent children, but that his preference was for young girls, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.

Investigators said Reeves also told them he had been using the file-sharing program for 10-15 years. Agents seized several computer devices that contained 22 videos depicting young children being sexually abused.     

It is another case 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.

For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.justice.gov/psc.