MARIANNA, Fla. (WTXL) — A Marianna man has pleaded guilty to federal charges involving child pornography depicting children younger than five-years-old.
Lawrence Keefe, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida, announced Monday that 21-year-old Logan Rosborough pled guilty to a federal charge of receiving, possessing, and distributing child pornography.
In July 2018, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office received information that Rosborough, 21, had uploaded 49 images containing child pornography via Tumblr, a micro-blogging and social networking website.
Further investigation by Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) identified over 1,500 images and videos of child pornographic material through searches of Rosborough’s cellular telephone, social media, and electronic storage accounts.
The majority of the female children in the 49 pornographic images appeared to be younger than 5 years old, and none of them appeared to be older than 12.
“Receiving, possessing and distributing pornographic images and videos of children are crimes that leave victims with significant, long-lasting trauma and a loss of innocence that cannot be recovered,” U.S. Attorney Keefe said. “This behavior is simply intolerable, and in the Northern District of Florida we will continue to use every tool at our disposal to pursue, prosecute, and punish those who engage in these practices.”
Rosborough was charged in July 2019 with one count of receipt of child pornography, one count of distribution of child pornography, and one count of possession of child pornography that involved a prepubescent minor or a minor who has not attained 12 years of age.
“This child predator thought he could use the anonymity of social media applications to spread vile images without detection,” said Micah McCombs, Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the HSI Tampa Field Office. “But thanks to our HSI special agents and our law enforcement partners at the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, he will now be held accountable for his crimes.”
He pled guilty to all charges on March 17, 2020.
“On behalf of the men and women of the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, I would like to extend sincere gratitude to all of our law enforcement partners,” said Jackson County Sheriff Donnie Edenfield. “With their dedication and cooperation, the citizens of Jackson County are able to enjoy a safer community. We will continue to work tirelessly in order to bring those who prey on children to justice.”
Rosborough was sentenced to serve 10 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to charges of receiving, possessing, and distributing child pornography, which was handed down on January 20.
This investigation resulted from the collaborative work of the Homeland Security Investigations, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Michelle Spaven.