Jonathan Tyler Prive Sentenced to Three Life Terms For Capital Sexual Battery on a Child
By Space Coast Daily // July 3, 2019
case was investigated by Brevard Sheriff’s Office and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – At a press conference on Tuesday afternoon, Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey and Assistant State Attorney Kathy Speicher announced the sentencing of 31-year-old Jonathan Tyler Prive of West Melbourne to three life terms, plus an additional 15 years, in prison in relation to conviction on charges that include two counts of capital sexual battery, traveling to meet a minor and lewd and lascivious assault.
Prive was convicted Monday on two counts of sexual battery on a child under 12, one count of lewd and lascivious molestation of a child under 12 and one count of unlawful traveling to meet a minor.
Prive had been sentenced in April 2015 to 30 years and 5 months in federal prison by Senior United States District Judge John Antoon II, for attempting to induce a minor to engage in illegal sexual activity using the Internet.
In addition, the Court at that time ordered Prive to serve a life term of supervision and to register as a sex offender upon his release from prison.
Prive pleaded guilty on August 27, 2014.
According to court documents, in September and October 2013, an undercover agent with the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office conducted an investigation into an individual identified as Michael Glenn Glascock.
The undercover investigation revealed that Glascock was sexually abusing a three-year-old child victim, producing child pornography images of the minor victim, and distributing some of these images to others.
Sheriff’s Office agents arrested Glascock at his residence in Brevard County, located the child victim, and executed a search warrant at Glascock’s residence. A forensic examination of Glascock’s electronic devices and a review of his email accounts revealed emails between Prive and Glascock.
In these emails, the two discussed a prior incident where Prive had sexually abused the child victim at Glascock’s home, while Glascock was present. After discovering these emails, the undercover agent used Glascock’s email account to initiate online communications with Prive.
On November 4, 2013, and November 5, 2013, Prive communicated with the undercover agent via the Internet and emails, and arranged to meet the agent, who was posing as Glascock in these emails, for the purpose of engaging in illegal sexual activity with the child victim for a second time.
Prive agreed to meet at a residence in Brevard County, where Prive thought the minor victim would be present. Agents followed Prive as he traveled to the street where this residence was located. Before Prive arrived at the residence, agents arrested him and recovered a packet of lubricant that he had brought for his planned sexual encounter with the child victim.
On August 18, 2014, Glascock pleaded guilty to producing child pornography and attempted online enticement of a minor. On February 6, 2015, Judge Antoon sentenced him to life in federal prison.
“I applaud Senior United States District Judge John Antoon for evaluating the disturbing facts and rendering justice to ensure that this monster can never harm another child,” said Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey.
“I have the utmost respect for these incredible men and women who investigate and prosecute these horrific cases to save children and arrest those who victimize and exploit our most precious citizens. Thank you to all involved for making Brevard County a safer place to live and raise our families.”
This case was investigated by the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Andrew C. Searle.
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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