Defendant in Child Pornography Case Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison

Jason Vasilly Cedric Poirier (04/11/1982) was sentenced today for child pornography charges stemming from a 2017 arrest. Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office Detective Donald Woelke, assigned to the FBI Child Exploitation Task Force, arrested Poirier after an investigation into his online file sharing activities.

The investigation began after a tip was received from Twitter that child pornography was being posted on their platform from an account later determined to belong to Poirier. Using Facebook information, investigators tracked down Poirier to his address in Port Charlotte.

A search of computers and cellphones at Poirier’s home resulted in the discovery of additional images depicting child pornography. Poirier was charged with 10 counts of possession of child pornography and one count of distribution of obscene material.

“The successful investigation and prosecution of this case reflects the commitment and teamwork of the Sheriff’s Office, the FBI Child Exploitation Task Force, and the State Attorney’s Office,” stated Sheriff Bill Prummell. “We are committed to catching these offenders and protecting our youth”.

Poirier was sentenced to 5 years Department of Corrections followed by 10 years sex offender probation.  In addition to his prison sentence and all the terms of sex offender probation, he is required to forfeit the electronics seized during the investigation and have no contact with any minors.

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