Dennis Jackson, 39, of Lake City, Florida has been sentenced to 11.5 years in federal prison for receiving images and videos of child sexual abuse. He pled guilty on March 09, 2022, and has been detained since his arrest on July 22, 2021.
Jackson was also ordered by the court to serve a 20-year term of supervised release, to register as a sex offender, and to forfeit the phone he used to receive the images and videos of children being sexually abused.
The FBI initiated an investigation of a private chat group that catered to people interested in sexual activity between fathers and daughters and in which files of child sexual abuse material were regularly shared. After authorities identified a John Jackson, the Columbia County Sheriff's Office and the FBI executed a search warrant at the Jacksons' residence in Lake City.
When they reviewed seized electronic devices, the FBI discovered that John Jackson was distributing videos of the sexual assault of children to his brother, Dennis Jackson. Also, the two brothers had exchanged messages about the "need" to rape a 15-year-old child with whom John Jackson had been communicating with, and of whom Dennis Jackson requested nude photos.
Recorded interviews of Dennis Jackson revealed he admitted to distributing and receiving child sexual abuse material for the last two years. He also admitted to receiving approximately 1,500 files of such material and distributed files dozens of times.
The U.S. Attorney's Office, Middle District of Florida, "Lake City Man Sentenced To Eleven Years In Federal Prison For Trading Child Sexual Abuse Material With His Brother" https://www.justice.gov/usao-mdfl/pr/lake-city-man-sentenced-eleven-years-federal-prison-trading-child-sexual-abuse-material (Jul. 20, 2022).