Nassau County nurse pleads guilty to child porn

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Ronald Eugene Mabrey Jr. pleaded guilty to receiving child pornography over the Internet and could face up to 20 years in federal prison.

Mabrey, 34, has been in custody since his arrest in July. A sentencing hearing has not yet been set, according to U.S. Attorney A. Lee Bentley III.

According to court documents, FBI agents and other law enforcement officers executed a federal search warrant at Mabrey's residence. During an interview, Mabrey admitted that he had searched for, downloaded, and viewed "all types" of child pornography. He stated that his addiction to child pornography had started about four years ago.

A forensic examination of Mabrey's laptop and a thumb drive revealed more than 190 videos and at least 4,000 images depicting child pornography.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Nassau County Sheriff's Office, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, and the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney D. Rodney Brown.

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