22 November 2004 – LAWFUEL – Legal, law, attorney news – Marcos Daniel Jiménez, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida;
and Michael S. Clemens, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation,
announced today that United States District Court Judge Paul C. Huck sentenced
defendant, Giovanni Felipe, a retired City of Miami firefighter, to a term of
imprisonment of forty-six (46) months for receipt and possession of child
pornography. Judge Huck also sentenced Felipe to a term of supervised release of
three (3) years and to complete three hundred (300) hours of community service per
year if unemployed. Judge Huck ordered Felipe to pay a $5,000 fine.
During the course of trial, Felipe pleaded guilty to two (2) counts of a
Superseding Indictment, which charged him with possession of child pornography, in
violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 2252A(a)(5)(B), and receipt of
images involving the sexual abuse of a minor, in violation of Title 18, United
States Code, Section 2252(a)(2). Items found on Felipe’s computers included
numerous pornographic images involving children under the age of twelve (12) and
images involving sadistic conduct or other depictions of violence. Thirty-five
(35) images were specifically listed in the Superseding Indictment.
Mr. Jiménez commended the investigative efforts of the Federal Bureau of
Investigation, and the National High Tech Crime Unit of England, and Wales, and New
Scotland Yard. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorne Marie Villafa*a.
A copy of this press release may be found on the website of the United States
Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida at www.usdoj.gov/usao/fls
. Related court documents and information may be
found on the website of the District Court for the Southern District of Florida at
www.flsd.uscourts.gov or on