A review of Griffiths’ iPhone reportedly found it to contain at least 2,000 images and at least 10 videos, depicting child sexual abuse.
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla .– A radiology technician living in Ponte Vedra Beach has been charged with distributing child pornography and faces a mandatory minimum sentence of five years in prison, according to the US Department of Justice.
George Thomas Griffiths, Jr., 41, was arrested on Wednesday.
According to the criminal complaint, an FBI task force officer in Wisconsin launched a secret investigation using a social media app to identify people attempting to sexually exploit children using the internet.
From February 3, 2020 to February 20, 2020, an individual user named “ban_me_again” would have uploaded several videos featuring sexually abused children on a chat room on the application.
Further investigation has traced these videos to Griffiths’ residence in Ponte Vedra Beach and his workplace in Jacksonville, where Griffiths worked as a radiology technician, according to a press release from the Department of Justice. .
The complaint suggests Griffiths worked at Crucial Care located at 11048 Baymeadows Rd. He was an X-ray / CT technician, the complaint states.
A review of Griffiths’ iPhone reportedly found it to contain at least 2,000 images and at least 10 videos, depicting child sexual abuse. Many of these images and videos showed infants, toddlers and prepubescent children engaging in sexually explicit behavior.
A criminal complaint is only an allegation and each accused is presumed innocent until proven guilty, according to the press release from the Ministry of Justice.
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