New Port Richey Man Faces Federal Prison Term on Child Pornography Charges
He had amassed a collection of thousands of child pornography images and videos, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
TAMPA – U.S. District Judge James S. Moody, Jr. today (June 21) sentenced a New Port Richey man to federal prison for child pornography-related crimes, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida said.
Brian Scott Ellis, 50, of New Port Richey, was sentenced to 12 years in federal prison for possessing and attempting to produce child pornography. He pleaded guilty on Feb. 28.
According to court documents, Ellis had amassed a collection of thousands of child pornography images and videos. He distributed child pornography as part of internet “send-to-get” groups, and tried to film explicit videos of an unrelated child.
This case was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.
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. Led by U. S. 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 information about Project Safe Childhood, go to justice.gov/psc.
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