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Elias sentenced to 35 years on 30 counts of possession of child pornography

Thu, Aug 08, 2019 at 3:45PM

Elias sentenced to 35 years on 30 counts of possession of child pornography

P R E S S   R E L E A S E

August 8, 2019

 

State of Florida v. Paul Carl Elias

                                                                                               

DOB: 07/24/1974       

Case Number: CF17-16137

 

Elias sentenced to 35 years on 30 counts of possession of child pornography

 

DELAND – This afternoon, a Deltona man was sentenced to 35 years in a state prison facility on 30 counts of possession of child pornography. Once released, Elias will have to register as a sexual offender. He was previously convicted on all counts in an April 2017 jury trial.

In 2017, the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office received a CyberTip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC). NCMEC alerts law enforcement to reports of sexual exploitation of children on the Internet. Using the tip, the Sheriff’s Office was able to identify Elias and discover the child pornography in his possession.

Assistant State Attorney Jeanne Stratis prosecuted the case. Circuit Judge Dawn D. Nichols presided over the case and pronounced sentence.

 

For further information contact:

Spencer Stratton Hathaway

Managing Assistant State Attorney / Public Information Officer

Daytona Misdemeanor Division

Office of State Attorney R.J. Larizza

State Attorney, Seventh Judicial Circuit

386-239-7710 x 14768

386-562-7140 - cell


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