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Defendant Sentenced For Possession Of Child Pornography

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 27, 2013

     

Michael J. Moore, United States Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia, announced that
Cameron Scott Johnson, 24, of Lake Park, Georgia, was sentenced on Monday, August 26, 2013, by the Honorable Hugh Lawson, Senior United States District Judge, in Valdosta, Georgia, for possession of child pornography.  Judge Lawson sentenced Mr. Johnson to sixty-one (61) months imprisonment to be followed by twenty-five (25) years supervised release and mandatory registration as a sex offender.

Mr. Johnson entered a plea of guilty on June 3, 2013, to one count of possession of child pornography.  Mr. Johnson admitted that he used the computer at his residence to search for and download child pornography during the period between September 26, 2011 through December 5, 2011.  Based on information that Mr. Johnson was using an Internet Protocol address, which was traced by law enforcement agents, a search warrant was executed on Mr. Johnson’s residence and the computer was seized for examination.  The examination revealed over 600 images and videos of minors, including minors under the age of twelve (12) years engaged in sexual activity including being subjected to sexual intercourse with adult males as well as sadistic and masochistic conduct.

“Every time Mr. Johnson downloaded a picture of one of these children, he re-victimized them.  It is both sad and reprehensible.  After his prison sentence, Mr. Johnson will live under supervision as a sex offender for the majority of his remaining life,” said United States Attorney Michael Moore.

The case was investigated by the Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations, and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Robert D. McCullers.

Inquiries regarding the case should be directed to Sue McKinney, Public Affairs Specialist, United States Attorney's Office at (478) 621-2602.

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