FLORIDA –– A Florida man who reportedly impersonated a federal agent to coerce underaged victims to produce and receive Child Sex Abuse Materials has been sentenced to federal prison for his crimes.
Eddie Joe Oglesby, Jr., 52, of Fort McCoy, has been sentenced to 80 years in federal prison by Senior United States District Judge John Antoon II for two counts of production of child sex abuse material and one count of receipt of sex abuse material. A federal jury previously found Oglesby guilty on October 14, 2022. He had been charged in a superseding indictment on September 13, 2022.
According to testimony and evidence presented at trial, Oglesby created an elaborate false identity that he used to impersonate a federal agent. He then used this false identity to coerce underage female victims to produce and send him child sex abuse material over the internet. Posing as the false agent, Oglesby threatened to have the victims arrested, imprisoned, institutionalized, or killed if they did not comply with his demands.
During a search of Oglesby’s Marion County residence by FBI agents on September 27, 2021, they reportedly found him with an underaged female runaway. A search of Oglesby’s cellular phone showed him logged into multiple social media applications under his real and false identities. Agents said they found 473 pages of electronic communications between Oglesby and one of his victims on that cellular phone.
“This case exemplifies the commitment of the FBI and our law enforcement partners to identify and locate abusers who prey on our children,” said Special Agent in Charge Sherri E. Onks for the Jacksonville Division.
“The crimes committed by this predator are inexcusable, and we will stop at nothing to thwart criminals like him from taking advantage of innocent youth.”
This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, the Weatherford (Texas) Police Department, and the Cobb County (Georgia) Sheriff’s Office. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys William S. Hamilton and Hannah J. Nowalk.