Jamaican sentenced in US for child porn

October 23, 2017
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Anthony Carl Spence, 45, a Jamaican, was last week sentenced to five years and eight months in federal prison for transporting and possessing child pornography.

He was found guilty by a federal jury on July 26 of this year. Spence was indicted on March 8.
          According to testimony and evidence presented at trial, Spence arrived at the Orlando International Airport from Jamaica on February 6 with a smartphone.

After a routine border search of the smartphone, law enforcement located a video that depicted an adult male sexually abusing a toddler.

Later, officers located a second video depicting a young child engaged in sexually explicit conduct.

During an interview with law enforcement, Spence admitted that he had shared the videos with multiple people in Jamaica, but claimed that he thought he had deleted the videos before coming to the US.

          This case was investigated by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations and US Customs and Border Protection. 

           This case was 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.