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Child Pornography Archives

Maryland man sentenced to 40 years in child pornography case

A 31-year-old Maryland man was sentenced to 40 years in federal prison, plus lifetime supervised release, after he pleaded guilty to producing child pornography. The man was arrested in January 2013 after an investigation involving local and federal agencies.

Former music teacher faces additional child sexual abuse charges

A lot of publicity is often given to teachers who are charged with possession of child pornography. Both state and federal prosecutors aggressively pursue such cases. If convicted, penalties can be harsh. In addition to time in prison, defendants may lose their jobs and must register as sex offenders for the rest of their lives.

Child pornography charges filed against church youth leader

Being accused of possession and distribution of child pornography is serious and can have life-changing consequences. The charges generally come after a search of a person’s home, where investigators seize a computer and allegedly find downloaded pornographic images. 

Child pornography charges require substantial evidence

Possession of child pornography is a serious charge, and being indicted on a related charge can be life-altering. However, an indictment is only a finding of probable cause and the government must present a much higher level of evidence to obtain a conviction.

Baltimore man pleads guilty to multiple child pornography charges

A 43-year-old Baltimore man will likely spend at least the next 15 years in federal prison with the possibility of remaining there for the rest of his life. Following a joint investigation by local and federal authorities, the man pleaded guilty to child pornography production, which carries a minimum mandatory sentence of 15 years. He also pled guilty to convincing a minor to participate in sexually explicit activity, a charge that could result in a life sentence.