JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A former Jacksonville Sheriff's Office Corrections Officer is facing multiple charges related to child pornography.
Leon Perry Brooks, Sr., 39, is charged with two counts of receipt of child pornography, one count of distribution of child pornography, and one count of possession of child pornography, according to a release from the Department of Justice. Brooks is scheduled to make his initial appearance in federal court at 2:15 p.m. Friday before U.S. Magistrate James R. Klindt.
According to the release, Brooks' offenses allegedly occurred between June 2012 and May 2013 and involve certain named computer files depicting minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct.
Brooks was released on a $50,000 signature bond December 20. He will be supervised by Pre-trial Services.
Brooks is subject to all release conditions provided by the Adam Walsh Act.
A status of counsel hearing is scheduled on December 27 at 3:30 p.m. before Judge Klindt.
The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office released a statement Friday:
"The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office is aware that former Corrections Officer Leon Perry Brooks, Sr. has been formally indicted by the United States Attorney's Office on charges related to "Receipt, Distribution, and Possession of Child Pornography."
This case was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), in conjunction with the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office's Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.