ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - A man was sentenced to 60 years in federal prison on charges of producing, distributing and possessing child pornography, said Department of Justice officials Wednesday.
William Osman, 34, of Orlando was also ordered to serve a life term of supervised release and to register as a sex offender upon completion of his sentence, officials said.
On Feb. 28, Osman pleaded guilty to the charges and he was sentenced on Aug. 29.
According to court documents, beginning in December 2012, Osman sexually abused his 1-year-old child and took pictures of the abuse with his cellphone.
Over a period of several months, authorities said Osman continued to record his abuse of the child. In September 2013, Osman traded some of the images of child pornography he had produced using his infant child with another man in Brevard County, who was recording the abuse of his 3-year-old child, authorities said.
The two met when the Brevard County man responded to a personal ad Osman had placed on Craigslist. Court documents state that the pair soon began discussing the abuse of their children, specifically mentioning their interest in having a "baby orgy."
Officials said on Oct. 15, 2013, agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) executed a search warrant at Osman's home in Orange County. Authorities said they found the images Osman had produced using his child and the images the man from Brevard County had sent of his infant child.
Investigators said they also found 194 movies and 588 images of child pornography on Osman's media storage devices.
"Protecting our children from these crimes is one of HSI's top priorities," said special agent Susan L. McCormick. "This sentencing should serve as a stark reminder to the serious nature of crimes against children."
Project Safe Childhood is a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse.
For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov.
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