JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- On Monday, a Columbia County man was sentenced to six years in federal prison for receiving child pornography over the internet.
United States District Judge Roy B. Dalton, Jr., sentenced 24-year-old High Springs resident Robert Allen Brammer to 72 months in federal prison Monday, according to a news release from United States Attorney Robert E. O'Neill.
The judge also sentenced Brammer to ten years supervised release after he completes his prison sentence and will have to register as a sex offender and forfeit his computer media.
O'Neill said court documents showed a detective with the North Florida Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force identified Brammer as possibly having child pornography after his IP address had been flagged as offering images of child porn. Detectives traced the IP address back to Brammer's home in High Springs.
Law enforcement served a federal search warrant at Brammer's home September 3, 2010. Authorities seized a laptop computer and desktop tower computer during the search.
O'Neill said during his interview with investigators, Brammer said he began searching for and downloading child porn about three and a half years ago. Brammer said he used file sharing programs to search for and download child porn from the internet.
When the contents of Brammer's computers was analyzed, O'Neill said, detectives found 28 images and 15 videos of child pornography.
The case against Brammer was prosecuted 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 the 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.
For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.usdoj.gov/psc for more information about internet safety education, please visit www.usdoj.gov/psc and click on the tab "resources."