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Alabama man indicted on federal child porn charges

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office and Jacksonville Beach Police Department helped investigate an Alabama man who was indicted this week on child pornography charges.

Christopher Jaye Boykin, 34 of Lisman, was indicted with four counts of receiving child pornography over the internet.

If convicted, he faces a mandatory minimum penalty of five years, up to 20 years, in federal prison on each of count.

Boykin was arrested on March 14 at his home in Alabama. His trial is scheduled for June 5.

An indictment is merely a formal charge that a defendant has committed one or more violations of federal criminal law, and every defendant is presumed innocent until, and unless, proven guilty.

This case was also investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations, and 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.

Led by United States Attorneys' Offices and the Criminal Division's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, 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, visit www.justice.gov/psc.