Patchogue man gets 9 years in Fla. for child porn

A Patchogue man was sentenced in Orlando, Fla., to more than 9 years in federal prison for two counts of receiving and possessing child pornography.

Andrew Beasley, 30, will also be required to register as a sex offender and serve a 10-year term of supervision, per his May 30 sentencing by U.S. District Judge Charlene Edwards Honeywell of the Middle District of Florida.

Beasley downloaded more than 6,400 images and 265 videos depicting children being sexually abused and exploited from a peer-to-peer directory, according to law enforcement officers who conducted a forensic examination of Beasley's computers and hard drives. Some of these images contained bestiality and bondage, according to court documents.


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Beasley's mother, Susan Beasley, 62, of Patchogue, said her son has been diagnosed with Asperger syndrome, a disorder associated with autism.

She said she wants to appeal the decision.

"How can you put someone who has the mentality of a 15-year-old in jail?" she said. "His life for the past nine years was in his room."

The case was investigated by Brevard County Sheriff's Office and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations, who traced the IP address from which the images were downloaded to a Florida address where Andrew Beasley was temporarily residing in March 2012, court documents showed.

A Florida warrant was issued for Beasley's arrest in September 2012, and he was subsequently arrested outside of his mother's Patchogue home, where he was living.

Beasley pleaded guilty on Jan. 29 and was also ordered to forfeit his computer equipment.

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