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United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner
Eastern District of California

Citrus Heights Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Possessing Child Pornography

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Docket #: 2:09-cr-488-MCE



SACRAMENTO, Calif. — U.S. District Judge Morrison C. England Jr. sentenced Derrick James Kennedy, 27, of Citrus Heights, today to 10 years in prison, to be followed by 10 years of supervised release, for possessing of child pornography, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced.

On March 29, 2012, Derrick James Kennedy pleaded guilty to one count of possession of child pornography. According to court documents, agents traced a user sharing files of child pornography on a peer-to-peer file-sharing program to Kennedy’s residence in Citrus Heights. On November 3, 2009, a search warrant was executed at Kennedy’s residence. A forensic examination of the evidence seized during the search found 565 videos and 2,000 images depicting child pornography.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant United States Attorney Michelle Prince prosecuted the case.



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