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ecru man sentenced to 10 years
for possession of child pornography

September 10, 2010

OXFORD, Miss. – William C. Martin, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Mississippi, announced that:

William Gerald Sanford, 54, of Ecru, Mississippi, was sentenced yesterday for possession of a computer containing images of child pornography by United States District Judge Sharion Aycock, in Aberdeen, Mississippi. Judge Aycock ordered Sanford to serve a term of ten years in prison, followed by ten years supervised release. In addition, Sanford was ordered to undergo a mental health evaluation for sex offenders and was given restrictions on his future computer usage.

Sanford plead guilty in March on a one-count Indictment charging him with violation of Title 18, Sections 2252A(a)(5)(B) and 2256(8)(A), for knowingly possessing a computer containing images of child pornography. He was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending assignment to a facility by the Bureau of Prisons.

This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Clay Joyner and Clyde McGee.



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