Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Middle District of Florida
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, March 10, 2016
Nassau County Man Sentenced To More Than Five Years For Receiving Child Pornography Over The Internet
Jacksonville, FL – Senior United States District Judge Harvey E. Schlesinger has sentenced Jeremy Chris Cartrette (39, Yulee) to five years and six months in federal prison for receiving child pornography over the Internet. He also was ordered to forfeit his computer media and, upon his release from prison, to serve a 15-year term of supervision and register as a sex offender.
According to court documents, during an undercover FBI task force investigation, an officer connected to a host computer and downloaded several images of child pornography. Further investigation traced the host computer to Cartrette’s residence.
On June 19, 2015, law enforcement officers executed a federal search warrant at Cartrette’s home and seized a laptop computer and an external hard drive. During an interview, Cartrette stated that he began downloading child pornography “a couple of years ago,” and that he had tried to quit before but that he “always comes back to it.” Forensic analyses of Cartrette’s computer media revealed at least 7 videos and 19 images of child pornography.
This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office, and the Nassau County Sheriff’s Office. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney D. Rodney Brown.
It is another case 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 United States 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.