Man faces 10 years in prison for attempting to have sex with child, produce child sex abuse images

ORANGE PARK, Fla. — Darryl Gray Smith was sentenced to 10 years in prison for attempting to entice a 14-year-old to produce child sex abuse images and to meet for sex.

The 31-year-old was found guilty of the charges on Feb. 2020.

STORY: INVESTIGATES: Over 14,000 trash pickup complaints filed with the City of Jacksonville since Aug.

Smith had multiple conversations over text with someone he believed to be a 14-year-old. During the conversations, he expressed his desire to meet and sexually abuse the 14-year-old and requested sexual abuse images.

Smith did not know that he was actually speaking with an undercover agent from Homeland Security Investigations.

When Smith attempted to meet the 14-year-old at a restaurant in Orange Park in February 2019, he was arrested by HSI agents and officers from the Clay County Sheriff’s Office.

This operation was part of Project Safe Childhood. For more information, visit https://www.justice.gov/psc.