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FORT SMITH MAN SENTENCED TO 30 YEARS FOR PRODUCTION OF CHILD PORNOGRAPHY AND DOWNLOADING CHILD PORNOGRAPHY FROM THE INTERNET



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November 19, 2012

 






Fort Smith, Arkansas - Conner Eldridge, United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas announced that Judson Morrow, age 45 of Greenwood, Arkansas, was sentenced to 360 months imprisonment, 10 years supervised release, and a $300 special assessment for using his computer to produce or attempt to produce sexually explicit images of two minor females and for downloading images of child pornography from the internet. Chief U.S. District Judge P. K. Holmes III handed down the sentence on November 17 in U.S. District Court in Fort Smith, Arkansas.

United States Attorney Eldridge commented, “This office will remain vigilant in its prosecution of crimes against children. This case is an example of the fact that when individuals break laws that victimize children, they will be caught and they will be brought to justice.”

According to court documents, Fort Smith Police Department (“FSPD”) was first made aware of Morrow’s actions when an acquaintance informed the department that he saw an image of child pornography on Morrow’s computer. With this information, the FSPD obtained a search warrant for Morrow’s apartment in Fort Smith. A forensic examination of seized computers showed that Morrow was using a peer-to-peer program to download child pornography images from the internet. The forensic examination also showed that Morrow used his computer to produce child pornography images of two minor females while they were in his apartment in Fort Smith.

Morrow was originally charged with a 15 count indictment on April 10, 2012. He pled guilty to three counts on June 21, 2012.

This case was investigated by the Fort Smith Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney Candace Taylor prosecuted the case for the United States.

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