Treasure Coast Sun

Treasure Coast Sun

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Martin County Man Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison for Producing Videos of Child Sexual Exploitation

By Press release submission | Jan 22, 2020

Cp

U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Florida issued the following announcement on Jan. 21.

U.S. Attorney Ariana Fajardo Orshan for the Southern District of Florida, Special Agent in Charge George L. Piro of the FBI’s Miami Field Office, and Sheriff William D. Snyder of the Martin County Sheriff’s Office announced that Torrie Chermaine Austin, 35, of Stuart, Florida, was sentenced today to 360 months in prison and a lifetime of supervised release by U.S. District Judge Robin L. Rosenberg in Ft Pierce, Florida after previously pleading guilty to producing visual depictions of the sexual exploitation of a minor.

According the court documents, between April and Nov. 2018, Austin produced video recordings of his sexual exploitation and abuse of an 11 year old child.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood (PSC), a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by United States Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals, who sexually exploit children, and to identify and rescue victims.  For more information about the Project Safe Childhood initiative and for information regarding Internet safety, please visit www.justice.gov/psc.

U.S. Attorney Fajardo Orshan commended the investigative efforts of the FBI and Martin County Sheriff’s Office in this matter.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Carmen M. Lineberger.

Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Southern District of Florida at www.flsd.uscourts.gov or at http://pacer.flsd.uscourts.gov.

Original source can be found here.

Want to get notified whenever we write about U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Florida ?

Sign-up Next time we write about U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Florida, we'll email you a link to the story. You may edit your settings or unsubscribe at any time.

Organizations in this Story

U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Florida