TALLAHASSEE – LAWFUEL – Press Release Service – Attorney General Charlie Crist announced that a Clay County man today pled guilty to child pornography charges. Kyle Wade Rose, 21, was sentenced to three years in prison to be followed by 10 years of electronically monitored sex offender probation. Rose must also register with the state as a sex offender.
Rose was arrested in January after investigators discovered he was using his home computer to transmit numerous images of child pornography over the internet. A search warrant was executed on his Orange Park apartment and multiple images of child pornography were seized, as well as two computers. The search warrant and arrest comprised the final stage of a 6-week undercover online investigation conducted by the Child Predator CyberCrime Unit.
“Child pornography images are essentially crime scene photos of a sex crime against a child,” said Crist. “The abuse continues forever when vile offenders spread these photos of a child’s worst nightmare all over the world through the Internet.”
The case against Rose was prosecuted jointly by Crist’s Child Predator CyberCrime Unit and the Fourth Circuit State Attorney’s Office.
Rose pled guilty to one count of intentional promotion of child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography.
The CyberCrime Unit’s mission is to protect children from computer-facilitated sexual exploitation. The unit does this by working cooperatively on a statewide basis with law enforcement agencies and prosecutors to provide resources and expertise, while preventing the spread of these crimes through education and community awareness. Rose was the second of more than 20 arrests made in conjunction with the unit since its inception in October 2005. The CyberCrime Unit is a member of the North Florida Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.