Man, 28, indicted on child porn charges

Published On: Feb 14 2014 02:36:20 PM EST
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -

A 28-year-old Jacksonville man was indicted by a federal grand jury Thursday on three counts of receiving child pornography over the Internet.

Shaun Copenhaver faces five to 20 years in federal prison on each of the three counts.

Copenhaver was arrested pursuant to a criminal complaint on Feb. 6. On Monday, he was ordered detained pending the resolution of the case. His arraignment is scheduled for Wednesday.

According to the criminal complaint, on Feb. 6, agents with the FBI, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office executed a federal search warrant at Copenhaver's home after conducting an undercover online investigation.

Copenhaver was at the home and was interviewed by agents. During the interview, Copenhaver indicated that he used a particular file sharing program and certain search terms to search for and download child pornography videos "many times," and that he had saved child pornography to his hard drive on his desktop computer.

He said the hard drive was encrypted with a password, and that he knew child pornography would be discovered on the drive, investigators said. An onsite examination of one of Copenhaver's computer disk drives revealed that it contained child pornography.

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