Truck Driver Sentenced To 15.5 Years On Federal Child Porn Charges

October 21, 2016

Andre M. Straughn, 40, of Milton,  was sentenced to 15.5 years in prison for receipt and transportation of child pornography, as well as making a false statement to a federal agent. After incarceration, Straughn will serve 10 years of supervised release and will be required to register as a sex offender.

In July 2015, law enforcement agents became aware of online child pornography files that were  linked to Straughn’s online activities. Law enforcement agents conducted an investigation and determined that Straughn was a truck driver who traveled to other states with his cellular device and laptop and used multiple electronic platforms to engage in online child pornography.

After Straughn returned home from a trip, agents searched Straughn’s residence. Straughn told law enforcement agents that he did not have an online storage account, did not use the social media application Kik, and could not remember the password to his cellular telephone. A forensic  review of Straughn’s electronic devices revealed that Straughn did maintain online storage  accounts and a Kik account. In total, Straughn’s online storage account, laptop, and other electronic devices revealed more than 50,000 images and videos of child pornography, dating back approximately 10 years. Straughn pled guilty on June 2, 2016.

“Protecting our children from exploitation is a top priority of my office and the Department of Justice,” said United States Attorney Canova. “I commend the hard work of our prosecutors and law enforcement professionals who protect our communities and bring child predators to justice.”

“Our communities are safer today now that this criminal will spend the next 15.5 years behind bars,” said Susan L. McCormick, special agent in charge of HSI Tampa. “HSI special agents will continue to relentlessly pursue those who want to do harm to our children.”

The case was investigated by the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigations, Pensacola Police Department, and the other agencies in the  North Florida Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. Assistant United States Attorney David L. Goldberg prosecuted the case.

Comments

4 Responses to “Truck Driver Sentenced To 15.5 Years On Federal Child Porn Charges”

  1. 429SCJ on October 24th, 2016 6:52 am

    Thanks Cain for the enlightenment, Your perspective is crystal clear.

  2. Kane on October 21st, 2016 1:05 pm

    @anne computers don’t “link up”. In most cases it is the parents or a family member they trust doing these awful things.

    @429 International relations and politics should NOT take a back seat to anything!! Chomo’s (child molesters) are horrible indeed but they don’t have Nukes other countries do though. Did you self-censor yourself there 429? There is no reason to shut down proxy server services ( I am assuming that is what you are talking about since your post doesn’t make a lot of sense) they have a right to be in business and can not be held accountable for what people use them for. It would be like shutting all the car companies down because of drunk drivers you see?

  3. 429SCJ on October 21st, 2016 7:41 am

    What about the source?

    International relations and politics should take a back seat to protecting children.

    The so called “United Nations” should pursue these producers and halt the production of such abomination; moreover I am of the opinion that proxy server services located in DELETED should be shut down, regardless. No people are above GOD, or the law?

  4. anne 1of2 on October 21st, 2016 6:34 am

    t which point do all of the computers link up so all of these sick people can be put on a powerless island forever? Where are the parents of these children?





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