SARASOTA, Fla. – A Sarasota man has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison, followed by 10 years of supervised release, for possession of child exploitation material.
The court also ordered 68-year-old Keith Critchfield to forfeit a laptop, which was used in the commission of the offense.
Critchfield pleaded guilty on May 30, 2023.
According to court documents, Critchfield is a registered sex offender based on a 1998 state of Florida conviction for lewd or lascivious exhibition and using a child in a sexual performance.
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In May 2020, after receiving cybertips regarding child exploitation material, agents searched Critchfield’s residence and found that he possessed child sexual abuse images.
This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (Sarasota). It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Ilyssa M. Spergel.
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