Orange Park man enters guilty plea for selling child pornography online

Orange Park, Fla. — A Clay County man has plead guilty in federal court for trying to sell child sex abuse photos on the internet in 2019, according to the Department of Justice.

Antony Eugene Woody, 33, of Orange Park, is charged with advertising images depicting the sexual abuse of children for sale using the internet. Investigators say he faces a mandatory minimum penalty of 15 years, and up to, 30 years in federal prison, and a potential life term of supervised release.

Court documents revealed that in Feb., 2019, federal investigators discovered that an online user named “imsoofreakyy” was using a social media in an attempt to sell pornographic images involving children. Simultaneously, the Clay County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) received a Cybertip that the same user was advertising pictures of children being assaulted.

On March 22, 2019, the FBI and the CCSO executed a search warrant at Woody’s home. Investigators said the suspect admitted that he downloaded the images from the internet and then re-posted them for sale using a specific social media app.

A search of Woody’s cell phone revealed 33 videos and 40 images depicting the sexual abuse of children, according to the DOJ.

Woody allegedly admitted to investigators that he received at least $995 from customers who wished to buy the photos. Investigators say Woody claimed to have defrauded some of the customers, taking their money and never sending the images.

This is another case brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.usdoj.gov/psc.

Samantha Mathers

Samantha Mathers, Action News Jax

Samantha Mathers is a digital reporter and content creator for Action News Jax.