Fayetteville Man Sentenced To 55 Years For Child Porn

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FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – A Fayetteville man has been sentenced to 55 years in prison for child pornography, officials say.

Jesse Oziah, 19, was sentenced to 55 years in prison without the possibility of parole, followed by 25 years of supervised release for charges of production of child pornography, according to a news release from Conner Eldridge, US. Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas.

Judge Timothy L. Brooks presided over the sentencing in the United States District court in Fayetteville.

Oziah was arrested on Nov. 19, 2013, on suspicion of federal charges of producing and possession child pornography.

He was convicted of photographing himself engaged in sexual activities with a young local boy and also taking pictures of the boy’s genitalia.

The Department of Homeland Security received a tip from the National Center For Missing And Exploited Children saying they found a child pornography image that had been uploaded onto Facebook.

Investigators traced the IP address of the illegal upload to Oziah’s home, after which, authorities obtained a warrant and searched the residence, according to federal court documents. Authorities found an iPod Touch in Oziah’s bedroom that showed inappropriate sexual images of a man and a young boy, according to court documents.

“Cases in which children are sexually abused are horrifying and astounding,” said Eldridge. “In this case, the Defendant assaulted an 8 year old little boy.  This is reprehensible and the Defendant has now been brought to justice.  We will continue to aggressively prosecute cases involving the abuse of children and the production of child pornography to the fullest extent of the law.   We will continue to stand up for children throughout Arkansas.”

 

14 comments

  • Sarah 300

    Thank you Judge Brooks. When more sentences are handed down like this, the prison term is an actual deterrent.

  • FEDUP

    BTW, Sarah, what sentence do you predict the 32 year old Siloam Springs school teacher will receive for raping a 13 year-old male, if, of course she is found guilty?

  • objectivefodder

    I’ve noticed they are really trying their best to censor the comments nowadays…that makes me nervous and anxiety ridden. I support everyone speaking their mind, even if I disagree, but when the news media censors and allows no first amendment to be exercised, I then begin to question the legitimacy of their reporting and journalistic endeavors. I’m not sure I trust law enforcement either. One person of one sex gets a slap on the hand and serves little or no time behind bars, another goes in for life. It’s not consistent or remotely fair. The system is construed and tainted with prejudiced and discriminatory bias against some, but not others. Expatriation is still an option.

  • Stew

    55 years come on! He could’ve killed someone and been out in less time. Just take a bunch of pills and run over someone and you’ll only have to serve two years like that one lady recently.

  • Observor

    Lets see, in Federal Cases the defendant serves 85% of his time, or about 47 years in this case, making him over 65 before he is eligible to be released. At a cost of over $32,000 a year to house a prisoner, the taxpayers will spend $1.504,000.00 on warehousing this person.

  • phil

    55 years that seems crazy like some one said he could of murdered somebody with less time.
    He a teenager 19 he needs mental help.so young

    • Robert

      DO YOU UNDERSTAND WHAT THIS SICK S.O.B DID? HE RAPED A 7 YEAR OLD BOY!!! HE TOOK PICS OF IT!!! SHARED THEM WITH HIS PERVERT FRIENDS!! IF YOU THINK IT’S CRAZY HE GOT 55 YEARS WHY DONT THEY JUST SEND HIM TO YOUR HOUSE, AND YOU TAKE RESPONSIBILTY FOR HIM!!!!! WHAT KIND OF PERSON ARE YOU???

  • jarred

    I knew this guy. Hadn’t seen him since I told him to leave me alone last year. This really freaks me out because he was probably doing this when I knew him!
    660 months… that’s a lot. I’m sure the judge took the severity of the details of the crime into consideration and im glad he is off the street. He was a user who leached off anyone who would allow it.
    The one who needs help is that poor little boy. He has lived through horrific events. If he didn’t report it, he may have been terrorized by threats, or more likely, was manipulated and trained to go along with it. Now he will need years to recover. I hope he gets the help he needs.

  • Ashley

    55 years is not enough. If you were in the parents of the little boys shoes or just friends with them you’d agree. Yes other crimes don’t get the punishment they might need, but doesn’t mean he shouldn’t! I pray everyday for the little boy and his family.

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