Man Pleads Guilty To Child Porn Charges in Jacksonville Florida


44-year-old Derek Lee, a U.S. Forest Service employee, pleaded guilty to receiving images and videos depicting child pornography over the Internet. Lee, of Orange Park, faces up to 5-20 federal imprisonment, a $250,000 fine and a potential life term of supervised release. Court documents revealed that an investigator with Florida’s Child Predator Cybercrime unit began an online undercover investigation to identify individuals accessing and sharing child pornography depictions. The investigation identified a particular host computer that was sharing several hundreds of child pornographic depictions; Lee’s home was revealed as the location of the host computer. Officers executed a search warrant at Lee’s home in December 2010. In an interview with agents Lee’s 21-year-old stepson Jeffrey McMillan admitted he possessed child pornography on his computer and also indicated that images and videos were on his stepfather’s computer. McMillan was subsequently arrested and Lee was asked to return to his home where he was interviewed. When Lee was questioned about the files on his computer he responded, “If you have a search warrant, you found that I have child pornography on my computer.” Lee’s computer contained about 111 videos and 116 images of children engaged in sexually explicit conduct. He has been downloading child pornography for 10 years. For more read U.S. Forest Service employee pleads guilty to receiving images of child pornography.

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