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76-Year-Old Florida Man Pleads Guilty To Producing Child Pornography

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A Florida man entered a guilty plea in federal court Wednesday to the production of visual depictions involving sexual exploitation of minors.

Frederick Anderson Bowen, 76, of Lake Placid, Florida, recorded himself performing oral sex on a child. Highlands County Sheriff’s Office deputies located the video saved on Bowen’s cellphone.

Sentencing is scheduled for Feb. 27, 2024, before U.S. District Judge Aileen M. Cannon. Bowen faces up to 30 years in federal prison, and up to lifetime supervised release.

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U.S. Attorney Markenzy Lapointe for the Southern District of Florida; Special Agent in Charge Jeffrey B. Veltri of FBI, Miami Field Office, and Sheriff Paul Blackman of Highlands County Sheriff’s Office, announced the guilty plea. 

FBI Miami, Fort Pierce Resident Agency and Highlands County Sheriff’s Office investigated the case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Christopher Hudock is prosecuting it.

To report an incident involving the possession, distribution, receipt, or production of child pornography, you can file a report on the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC)’s website at www.cybertipline.com, call 1-800-843-5678, or contact the FBI directly at 1-800-CALL-FBI (1-800-225-5324). 

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