The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office got information about a person who was believed to be in possession of child pornography. The sheriff’s office started an investigation into the accusations and after more than a year of investigation into the matter, deputies finally made an arrest of 44-year-old Paul Marceau of Valencia Avenue.
Detectives were able to recover images depicting child pornography from a personal home computer. Marceau admitted he had the ability to access and skill required to download illegal movies on his computer. He did not mention anything about downloading child pornography in his interrogation. It was at that time that Marceau decided that it was in his best interest to discontinue speaking with authorities.
Marceau was arrested at his home and transported to jail.
Seminole Child Pornography LawsIn Florida, officials fight vigorously to ensure that those accused of a crime against children, even those involving child pornography, are charged to the fullest extent of the law. If a Florida sex crime involves a child, charges may be filed on both a state and federal level. You may be facing a mandatory prison term of up to 20 years for each offense, with up to 40 years in federal prison for this type of crime. This is why you need an experienced team of criminal defense attorneys to represent you. You need a team who understands the laws as they relate to sex crimes in Florida.
At Musca Law, our attorneys provide an aggressive criminal defense. If you are facing criminal charges in a Florida child pornography case you need a qualified and skilled attorney working hard on your side making sure that you have a successful outcome. Our experienced attorneys provide a high level of personalized service to our clients and help keep them updated throughout the entire process. Being charged with the crime of child pornography possession can be a frightening reality and we want you to know that you are not alone as you face these charges. Contact us today for a free case evaluation and to get started on your case at (800) 687-2252.
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