Orange Park man pleads guilty to receiving internet child sexual abuse images | USAO-MDFL
Jacksonville, Fla. – U.S. Attorney Roger B. Handberg announces that Charles Lelande Boston (32, Orange Park) pleaded guilty today to receiving material on the Internet detailing child sexual abuse. Boston faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 5 years, and up to 20 years, in federal prison. Boston was arrested on August 12, 2021 and remains in custody. A sentencing hearing has not yet been scheduled.
According to the plea agreement, the Clay County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) conducted an online investigation of a file sharing network for files containing material depicting child sexual abuse. In January, March and April 2021, a CCSO detective logged into a computer that had files describing child sexual abuse available online for sharing. Homeland Security Investigations and CCSO subsequently executed a search warrant at the residence associated with this computer and Boston was determined to be the owner of the computer. An examination of the Boston computer revealed a folder of downloaded files containing approximately 80 files describing child sexual abuse.
This matter was investigated by the Clay County Sheriff’s Office and Homeland Security Investigations. He is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Ashley Washington.
This is another case brought under Project Safe Childhood, a national initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by the United States Attorney’s Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood brings together federal, state, and local resources to locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who exploit child sexual abuse, and to identify and rescue victims. For more information about the Safe Childhood Project, please visit www.justice.gov/psc.