Federal Crime

Ex-FAU Student To Spend 24 Years In Federal Prison

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Shawn Outler Produced Illegal Material Involving Teen Girl. Burning. Carving Cutting.

FBI, Florida Atlantic University Police Credited With Investigation.

Federal Crime

BY: STAFF REPORT | BocaNewsNow.com

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2022 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — A former Florida Atlantic University student will spend 24 years in federal prison, then another 25 years under supervised release. Shawn Anthony Jackson Outler was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Aileen M. Cannon for producing child sexual abuse material of a 14-year-old girl.

According to court records and a statement from the United States Department of Justice, “Outler used social media applications to form relationships with nine minor females ranging in ages from 13 to 17. After befriending the minors, he enticed them to create sexually explicit videos and directed them to engage in sexually explicit activity via video conferencing. With some of these minor females, Outler succeeded in establishing dominant/submissive relationships during which time he verbally belittled and humiliated them and had some engage in self-harm such as burning, carving, and cutting. He had some of the females perform degrading acts and threatened to post them online should the minor female fail to comply with his requests for production of sexually explicit acts.”

Outler was arrested without incident by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on March 3, 2022.

In addition to Outler’s prison sentence, he will have 25 years of supervised release, pay restitution, and register as a sex offender upon his release from prison. 

Juan Antonio Gonzalez, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, and acting Special Agent in Charge Maged Behnam, FBI, Miami Field Office, made the announcement.

FBI Miami and Florida Atlantic University Police Department investigated the case. Assistance U.S. Attorney Diana M. Acosta prosecuted it.


Paul Saperstein


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