Florida man caught with more than 23,000 images, videos of child pornography headed to prison

Florida man caught with more than 23,000 images, videos of child pornography headed to prison

(As originally published, Fri, December 15th 2023, 3:27 PM EST)

PENSACOLA, Fla. (TND) — A man in Florida is guilty of receiving and possessing images and videos of child pornography, and he’ll be going to prison.

Wednesday, a federal jury convicted Jeffrey L. Pybus after a two-day trial.

Starting Feb. 18, 2022, authorities said, “Pybus received material containing child pornography through a Peer-to-Peer file sharing program.”

That ended a few months and a lot of files later — on May 4, to be exact — when law enforcement searched his home and found more than 23,000 images and/or videos of child pornography.

Florida man caught with more than 23,000 images, videos of child pornography headed to prison
Jeffrey Pybus faces a minimum mandatory sentence of five years in prison, but he could get up to 20 years, Jan. 25, 2023. (Okaloosa Dept. of Corrections)

At the time, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement said his phone had more than 200,000 files, “some of them depicting children under the age of 5 years old being abused.”

The feds say Pybus, 40, faces a mandatory minimum sentence of five years in prison, but he could get up to 20 years.

His sentencing is set for March 13.

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