Man, 40, sentenced for receiving child porn

By News4Jax.com Staff, webteam@wjxt.com
Published On: Jul 30 2014 09:36:25 AM EDT
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -

A 40-year-old Interlachen man was sentenced Tuesday to seven years and six months in federal prison for receiving child pornography over the Internet.

Franklin King was also ordered to serve a life term of supervision and register as a sex offender when he's released from prison. King has been in the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service since his arrest on Oct. 10.

According to court documents, an agent with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations in Jacksonville began an investigation to identify people in that area that had access to and/or were trading images and videos depicting child pornography over the Internet.

Using specialized software, the agent determined that a host computer using an Internet protocol address in Putnam County was hosting images of child pornography using a file-sharing program. The agent made a successful connection to this host computer over the Internet and downloaded several images that depicted child pornography.

The subscriber information traced back to King's Interlachen home.

HSI agents and other officers executed a federal search warrant at King's home and seized, among other things, King's computer and other items of electronic media. A forensic analysis of King's computer media revealed that it contained a total of 808 images that featured the sexual abuse of children.

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