Mayport sailor accused of possessing & distributing child sexual abuse videos

A federal grand jury has indicted a Naval Station Mayport sailor, who is accused of possessing and distributing child sexual abuse videos.

MAYPORT, Fla. – A federal grand jury has indicted a Naval Station Mayport sailor, who is accused of possessing and distributing child sexual abuse videos.

Investigators say Adam Lee-Fucci Ferenbach, 34, of Atlantic Beach, faces up to 20 years in prison and a potential lifetime term of supervised released, if convicted. He was arrested at his residence on Friday and is said to be an active-duty member of the U.S. Navy.

According to the indictment, Ferenbach faces two counts of distributing child pornography and one count of possessing it.

The Department of Justice said agents agents from the Naval Criminal Investigative Service and the FBI executed a federal search warrant at Ferenbach’s home. The DOJ said agents seized a cellphone that contained several videos of young children being abused.

According to a federal complaint affidavit, Ferenbach told federal agents he used the KIK Messenger App to share adult pornography with other KIK users, but declined to answer more questions without a lawyer present.

An affidavit from the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office noted that 31 guns were removed from Ferenbach’s apartment during the raid.

One neighbor, who was shocked to learning of Ferenbach’s arrest, said he mostly kept to himself.

“He was very quiet. Didn’t make eye contact. Didn’t really say much,” the neighbor said. “I would try to smile at him every now and then as I was walking by. Only saw him a hand full of times, just picking up packages. Very quiet.”

According to the Navy, Ferenbach is a first class damage controlman who works on Naval vessels.

The DOJ said the case is being investigated as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative that was launched in May 2006. It’s led by the U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section.


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