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Jacksonville man sentenced for receiving child pornography over the internet

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Friday, 29-year-old William Douglas Smith, III, was sentenced for receiving child pornography over the internet, according to a press release from the United States Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Florida.

The details of the release states that an agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Jacksonville started an investigation to identify people that had access to and/or were trading videos and images showing child pornography over the internet.

The agent discovered that the computer Smith was using had several video files that displayed young children engaged in sexually explicit activity.

Law enforcement and FBI agents completed a federal search warrant at Smith's residence and seized five computers and 66 compact disks. After a forensic analysis, Smith's computer revealed more than 250 videos of child pornography.

Smith's admitted during an interview with law enforcement, that he collected child pornography and said that he enjoyed "the naughtiness of it." Smith also stated that child pornography "get your heart going."

U.S. District Judge, Marcia Morales Howard, gave Smith, 6 years and 10 months in prison. In addition, he was ordered to register as a sex offender and serve a 10-year term of supervised release.

This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Kelly S. Karase and investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
The case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit

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