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United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner
Eastern District of California

Rocklin Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Possessing Child Pornography

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
 

Docket #: 2:11-cr-502-LKK

 

 

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – U.S. District Judge Lawrence K. Karlton sentenced John Patrick Frost Jr., 28, of Rocklin, today to 10 years in prison, to be followed by a lifetime term of supervised release, for possessing of child pornography, announced United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner, Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the Department of Justice Criminal Division, and FBI Special Agent in Charge Herbert M. Brown.

In October 2012, Frost pleaded guilty to one count of possession of child pornography. According to court documents, on March 12, 2009, a photo-sharing website reported to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children Cybertipline that a user had posted child pornography to their page. Further investigation led to a residence in Placer County where Frost spent time. According to the plea agreement, Frost admitted that between March 1, 2009 and August 9, 2009, he knowingly possessed images of child pornography. Frost has two convictions in Placer County in 2003 and 2008 for possession of child pornography.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation Cyber Crimes Task Force and the Justice Department’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS) High Technology Investigative Unit. This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Michelle Prince of the Eastern District of California and Trial Attorney Jeffrey H. Zeeman of the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section.

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