Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Jury Finds Guilt In Child Sex Exploitation Case

FORT MYERS, FL—United States Attorney A. Lee Bentley, III announced today that a federal jury yesterday found Quinton Paul Handlon (44) of Port Charlotte, Fl. guilty of production of child pornography, possession of child pornography, and coercion and enticement of a minor to engage in sexual activity.

According to testimony and evidence presented at trial, Handlon sexually abused his teenage niece over an approximately four-year period, while she was between the ages of 11 and 15. He provided his niece with money and other items in exchange for sexual activity. 

Handlon took sexually explicit photographs of the child, filmed her engaged in sexual activity with him, and coerced her to take photographs and videos of herself for his sexual gratification. A search warrant executed at Handlon’s residence recovered the electronic devices containing the victim’s images and videos.

He faces a maximum penalty of life in federal prison. His sentencing hearing is scheduled for January 12, 2015.

This case was investigated by the FBI Child Exploitation Unit. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Tama Koss Caldarone and Stacie B. Harris.

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