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03/29/2019

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80 year sentence for child exploitation

ORLANDO – A man was sentenced to 80 years in federal prison for production and possession of child pornography yesterday. This case was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, and the Cocoa Beach Police Department.

According to court documents, Keneon Fitzroy Isaac, 45, of Cocoa, sexually abused a homeless, 13-year-old child on at least two occasions, and recorded the abuse using his smart phone. Isaac met the victim at a gas station, where she was panhandling with her mother. During the next two months, Isaac gained the family’s trust by providing basic necessities for the family including food, clothing, and shelter. Isaac also obtained 213 images of child pornography from the internet, some of which depicted the sexual abuse and exploitation of infants, toddlers and prepubescent children.

“This criminal abused the trust of a family under the worst of circumstances,” said HSI Tampa Special Agent in Charge James C. Spero. “While this predator has essentially received a life sentence, we hope it can provide some closure for the young victim during the healing process.”

Isaac was found guilty on January 4, 2019. The court also ordered Isaac to forfeit the smart phones that he used to commit the offenses.

The case was prosecuted by U.S. Attorney Middle District Florida Assistant United States Attorney Karen L. Gable.

This investigation was conducted under HSI’s Operation Predator, an international initiative to protect children from sexual predators. Since the launch of Operation Predator in 2003, HSI has arrested more than 16,000 individuals for crimes against children, including the production and distribution of online child exploitation material, traveling overseas for sex with minors, and sex trafficking of children. In fiscal year 2017, more than 2,700 child predators were arrested by HSI special agents under this initiative and more than 900 victims identified or rescued.

HSI encourages the public to report suspected child predators and any suspicious activity through its toll-free Tip Line at 1-866-DHS-2-ICE or by completing its online tip form. Both are staffed around the clock by investigators. From outside the U.S. and Canada, callers should dial 802-872-6199. Hearing impaired users can call TTY 802-872-6196.

Suspected child sexual exploitation or missing children may be reported to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, an Operation Predator partner, via its toll-free 24-hour hotline, 1-800-THE-LOST.

For additional information about wanted suspected child predators, download HSI’s Operation Predator smartphone app or visit the online suspect alerts page. HSI is a founding member of the Virtual Global Taskforce, an international alliance of law enforcement agencies and private industry sector partners working together to prevent and deter online child sexual abuse.

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Last Reviewed/Updated: 03/29/2019