The sentence was handed down Thursday to Oziah, 19, from Fayetteville. He was also given an additional 25 years of supervised release.
U. S. Attorney Eldridge said, in a statement, “Cases in which children are sexually abused are horrifying and astounding. In this case, the Defendant assaulted an 8 year old little boy.”
According to court records, in November 19, 2013, agents with Homeland Security Investigations and the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force got a tip Oziah had posted an image of child pornography on Facebook. During a search of his house, officers found numerous digital storage devices, including an IPod Touch belonging to Oziah that had pictures of the assault on them.
On February 10, 2014, Oziah pleaded guilty in federal court to multiple counts of Production of Child Pornography. At sentencing, investigators presented evidence Oziah not only sexually assaulted the 8 year old male, but was also actively involved in distributing images of child pornography over the internet.
This case was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations and Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. Assistant U. S. Attorney Dustin Roberts prosecuted the case for the United States.