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Sentencing in Child Pornography Case

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 19, 2012

United States Attorney Michael J. Moore, Middle District of Georgia, announced today that Charity M. Holloway, age 38, of Griffin, Georgia, was sentenced before the Honorable Marc Treadwell, District Court Judge, Middle District of Georgia, to a term of 135 months imprisonment. 

Holloway pled guilty on April 6, 2012, to Count Three of an Indictment charging her with Distribution of Child Pornography, in violation of Title 18 United States Code, Section 2252(a)(2).  Counts One and Two of the Indictment will be dismissed. 

The case involved two minor victims.  The defendant admitted that between May 12, 2009, and October 19, 2009, she engaged in internet chats with a male subject whom she romantically pursued.  The defendant admitted that she sent him sexually explicit photographs of herself and two minor children through the use of her computer and the internet.  Some of the photographs displayed the genitals of the minors and sexually suggestive acts, movements and positions.

U.S. Attorney Moore stated, “Every time a sexually explicit image of a child is shown or distributed, that child is re-victimized.  By making these cases a top priority, my office is working every day to protect our children and to put those who prey on their innocence in the penitentiary.”

            This case was investigated by Agents of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Office of Special Investigations.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Verda Colvin, United States Attorney’s Office, Middle District of Georgia. 

Questions concerning the case should be directed to Sue McKinney, Public Affairs Specialist, United States Attorney’s Office at (478) 752-3511

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