Gainesville Man, Jeremy Astrologo Sentenced To Ten Years In Prison For Possessing Child Pornography
GAINESVILLE, FL (STL.News) Jeremy Astrologo, 42, of Gainesville, Florida, was sentenced yesterday to ten years in federal prison following his conviction for possessing child pornography. Jason R. Coody, Acting United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida, announced the sentence.
Astrologo, a multi-convicted sexual predator, entered a guilty plea last November. The evidence showed that in November 2019, Astrologo was under investigation for failing to comply with sex offender registration requirements. Investigators located Astrologo at an area motel, where he was found in possession of a cell phone which contained over 80 images of child pornography.
“Crimes against children are among the most heinous types of offenses and deserving of the most significant sentences,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Coody. “Those who seek to view and maintain child pornography facilitate the abuse of children by those who produce and profit from this illegal content, which is robbing so many of our children of their innocence and their very childhood.”
Astologo’s prison sentence will be followed by lifetime of supervised release. He will also be required to register as a sex offender and will be subject to all sex offender conditions.
“Obviously he did not learn the first time, as this child predator is a repeat offender and will be returning to prison thanks to the law enforcement partnership between HSI and the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office,” said HSI Jacksonville Assistant Special Agent in Charge K. Jim Phillips.
The case was investigated by the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office and Homeland Security Investigations. Assistant United States Attorney Frank Williams prosecuted the case.
The United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Florida is one of 94 offices that serve as the nation’s principal litigators under the direction of the Attorney General.