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Jacksonville man indicted for distribution of child porn, DOJ says

Pryce Elijah Demars, 24, faces 5-20 years in federal prison

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A Jacksonville man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for distribution of child pornography, the Department of Justice said.

Court documents show FBI agents and local police executed a federal search warrant at the home of Pryce Elijah Demars, 24, on Nov. 15 in connection with a child exploitation investigation into online users of a particular file-sharing program.

FBI officials said agents determined Demars had distributed videos depicting young children being sexually abused over the internet from Aug. 3, 2016, through April 12.

The DOJ said Demars admitted during an interview that he had searched for child porn on the internet, downloaded it and distributed it to someone else in exchange for video games and other items of value.

Demars faces a mandatory minimum penalty of five years, up to 20 years, in federal prison, with a potential of lifetime supervision.

He has been detained pending his Jan. 2 trial.


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