Jacksonville Man Indicted For Possessing Child Sexual Abuse Images And Videos

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Jacksonville, Florida – Acting U.S. Attorney Karin Hoppmann announces the return of an indictment charging Michael Ray King (41, Jacksonville) with possessing images and videos depicting the sexual abuse of children. If convicted, King faces up to 20 years in federal prison and a potential lifetime term of supervised release. King was arrested by FBI agents on November 18, 2021.

According to court documents and information provided in open court, FBI agents executed a search warrant at King’s residence on November 18, 2021. During the execution of the search warrant, FBI personnel seized a computer hard disk drive that was connected to a gaming computer. A forensic review of this disk drive revealed that it contained at least 250 images and 50 videos depicting children being sexually abused.

An indictment is only an allegation and every defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney D. Rodney Brown.

This is another case brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by the United States Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who sexually exploit children, and to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.justice.gov/psc.


 

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