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BELLEVUE MAN SENTENCED TO 121 MONTHS OF INCARCERATION
FOR CHILD PORNOGRAPHY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 13, 2012

           GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN – Trevor Locke, 34, of Bellevue, Michigan was sentenced to 121 months in federal prison for attempted receipt of images of child pornography, U.S. Attorney Patrick A. Miles, Jr. announced today. In addition to the prison term, Chief U.S. District Judge Paul L. Maloney imposed a lifetime term of supervised release that will commence once Locke is released from imprisonment. Locke will also be required to register as a sexual offender.

           On August 31, 2012, Locke pleaded guilty to Count One of a federal indictment charging him with attempted receipt of images of child pornography. The charge stemmed from an investigation into a website that offered for sale videos featuring child pornography. During that investigation, agents learned that Locke had attempted to purchase numerous child pornography videos that had been offered for sale on this website. Agents then interviewed Locke, who confessed and granted agents permission to search his computer and other electronic media. Agents discovered that Locke had a substantial collection of graphic child pornography images and videos.

           This case is part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative designed to protect children from online exploitation and abuse. The U.S. Attorney's Office, county prosecutor's offices, the Internet Crimes Against Children task force (ICAC), federal, state, and local law enforcement are working closely together to locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who exploit children. The partners in Project Safe Childhood work to educate local communities about the dangers of online child exploitation, and to teach children how to protect themselves. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit the following web site: www.projectsafechildhood.gov.

           The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) investigated the case. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Julie A. Woods and Sean M. Lewis prosecuted the case..

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