Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Crime & Safety

Valdosta Man Pleads Guilty To Child Pornography Production Charges

A Valdosta resident is facing a maximum sixty years in prison after pleading guilty to two counts charging him with child pornography production, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Georgia has said.

Advertisements

Robert Abacan, 43, of Valdosta, Georgia, pleaded guilty to two counts of production of child pornography before U.S. District Judge Hugh Lawson in Macon federal court last week. Abacan is facing a minimum of 15 years to a maximum 30 years imprisonment for each count. Co-defendant Frances Abacan, 43, of Valdosta, pleaded guilty to one count production of child pornography before Judge Lawson on December 16, 2020. Her sentencing has not yet been scheduled. There is no parole in the federal system.

Advertisements

“Our message to predators who prey on children is that the FBI and all of our federal, state and local law enforcement partners are committed and working hard together to bring them to justice by getting them the toughest penalties of the law,” said Chris Hacker, Special Agent in Charge of FBI Atlanta. “And this case is a great example, thanks to our relationship with the Lowndes County Sheriff Office and the U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Middle District of Georgia.”

Advertisements

In 2018, the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office received information which ultimately revealed that Abacan had sexually molested three minor victims. Some of this sexual abuse was recorded on video, and a copy was transported from the state of California to Valdosta.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse, launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice.

The case is being investigated by the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office and the FBI. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Katelyn Semales and Alex Kalim are prosecuting the case for the Government.

The Georgia Virtue
Written By

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

You May Also Like

Crime & Safety

Governor Brian Kemp has issued a State of Emergency order for all counties in Georgia in preparation for Hurricane Ian’s impact later in the...

Bulloch Crime & Safety

The Bulloch Co Jail Booking & Incident Report 09/28/22 details arrests from Bulloch Co., Statesboro, Brooklet, Portal, Register, and the Georgia State Patrol. Incident...

South Georgia Local Government

The Effingham County Board of Commissioners voted last week to add additional School Resource Officer’s to the Sheriff’s FY 2023 budget after a request...

Bulloch Crime & Safety

The Bulloch Co Jail Booking & Incident Report 09/26/22 details arrests from Bulloch Co., Statesboro, Brooklet, Portal, Register, and the Georgia State Patrol. Incident...

Copyright © 2022 ... JustSun LLC.

NEVER MISS A STORY!
Sign Up For Our  Newsletter
Get the latest headlines and stories - and even exclusive content!- sent right to your inbox.
Stay Updated
Give it a try, you can unsubscribe anytime.
close-link