23-year-old Palm Harbor man, Cody Robert Schoh was sentenced to 7 years and 11 months in federal prison for receiving and possessing child pornography.
According to court documents, the FBI began an investigation after receiving a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children that someone at Schoh’s Palm Harbor residence had uploaded 94 files depicting child pornography to an online cloud storage system.
The FBI executed a search warrant at Schoh’s residence and seized his electronic devices. A forensic analysis of the devices revealed that Schoh was in possession of child sex abuse images and videos. Forensic analysts also found that Schoh had used a web-based messaging application to engage in sexual conversations with numerous individuals who appeared to be minors. He also received, transmitted, and possessed child pornography via the internet.
Schoh had pleaded guilty on August 16, 2019.
The court also ordered Schoh to forfeit the electronic devices he had used in the commission of the offense.