Orlando man sentenced to 24 years in prison for sending child porn to undercover agent

An Orlando man who sent multiple videos depicting child sexual abuse material to an undercover agent posing as a 13-year-old girl has been sentenced to more than 24 years in prison.

On Friday, U.S. District Judge Carlos Mendoza sentenced 30-year-old Sean Calvin Ellixson to 24 years and 5 months in federal prison for distributing child sexual abuse material. He had entered a guilty plea on February 6, 2024.

In addition, Ellixson was ordered to forfeit all digital media devices that were used during the commission of the offense.

According to court records, on September 10, 2023, Homeland Security Investigations in Orlando received information regarding online communications between Ellixson and an undercover agent posing as a 13-year-old girl in an online chatroom.

Ellixson, who had the username “P3do4UrDau,” told the undercover agent that he was “looking for young girls to spoil” with child pornography.

The chat conservation moved from the online chatroom to Kik Messenger at the suggestion of the undercover agent. The agent was then contacted by a user by the name of “lovechildpussy5,” who provided a selfie of Ellixson that was sent “utilizing the camera within the Kik app.”

Over the course of several days, Ellixson engaged in sexual explicit conversations with the undercover agent. He sent several child porn files and told the agent that he got “caught with child porn” when he was 19 and “got locked up” because “child porn is illegal.”

“I’m much more careful now,” reads a text sent from Ellixson to the undercover agent. He proceeded to text that he only gets “turned on by kids” and sent additional videos depicting child pornography to the undercover agent.

During their investigation, authorities geolocated Ellixson’s phone to the vicinity of the 2200 block of Fleetwood Court in Orlando.

On September 11, 2023, Orange County Sheriff’s Office deputies and Homeland Security Investigations agents executed a search warrant at Ellixson’s residence. During their search, investigators recovered the phone that Ellixson used to communicate with the undercover agent.

On that phone, investigators located more than 20 child pornography media files.

Ellixson told investigators that he had also attempted to purchase child pornography by buying a Steam gift card and sending it to an unidentified individual. That individual was supposed to send Ellixson a “Dropbox link” containing child pornography.

Homeland Security Investigations and the Orange County Sheriff’s Office investigated the case, and it was prosecuted by Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Rachel S. Lyons.

This case was 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.

Led by United States Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who sexually exploit children, and to identify and rescue victims.

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