United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner
Eastern District of California
Two Sacramento Men Plead Guilty To Possession Of Child Pornography
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||
Tuesday August 7, 2012
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Two defendants in two separate cases pleaded guilty on Monday, August 6, 2012 to possession of child pornography, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced.
These cases are the product of investigations by the Sacramento Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and the California Department of Justice. Assistant United States Attorney Kyle Reardon is prosecuting the cases.
2:11-cr-00321 WBS, Michael Hill, 61, of Sacramento
In October 2010, special agents with the California Department of Justice identified a computer at Hill’s address offering files of child pornography through an Internet file-sharing network. On October 20, 2010, agents obtained a search warrant for Hill’s residence and found 100,000 images and videos of child pornography on Hill’s computer. These files showed the molestation and abuse of children as young as infants.
2:11-cr-00325 WBS, Oliver P. Kim, 37, of Sacramento,
Between February 9, 2011 and March 23, 2011, task force agents identified a computer at Kim’s address offering files of child pornography through a file-sharing network. A federal search warrant was executed at Kim’s home on March 23, 2011. Forensic analysis showed that Kim had downloaded child pornography through the file-sharing network that was installed on his laptop computer, and saved approximately 1500 videos and 750 images of child pornography to the external hard drives. The forensic analysis also showed that he had searched for child pornography images through the file-sharing network on the laptop computer.
The defendants are scheduled to be sentenced by Judge Shubb on October 22, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. They face a maximum statutory penalty of 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine, and a lifetime period of supervised release. The actual sentences, however, will be determined at the discretion of the court after consideration of any applicable statutory factors and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, which take into account a number of variables.