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Thursday, September 21, 2006

LILLINGTON MAN SENTENCED FOR TRAFFICKING IN
CHILD PORNOGRAPHY MATERIALS OVER THE INTERNET

RALEIGH – On September 19, 2006, Senior United States District Court Judge James C. Fox sentenced CHRISTOPHER PAUL BRADY, 29, of Lillington, North Carolina to a 188 month prison term for trafficking in child pornography. BRADY pled guilty on April 24, 2006 to charges that he transmitted child pornography and obscene materials over the Internet.

BRADY’s arrest was precipitated by an undercover investigation in which agents determined that an individual using a computer later traced to

The successful investigation was a joint effort coordinated by the U.S. Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation, the Harnett County Sheriff’s Office, and the office of the United States Postal Inspector. “This case is a prime example of how we expect Project Safe Childhood to produce results in the Eastern District of North Carolina. As a parent in our community, I am proud to see the effective cooperation between federal, state and local law enforcement in bringing those who would prey on our children to justice. Effective protection of our communities depends on our ability to work together to maximize our impact against these disturbing crimes,” said United States Attorney Holding.

Project Safe Childhood, a national program announced by Attorney General Alberto Gonzales earlier this year, is aimed at ensuring that child exploitation criminals are effectively prosecuted by making full use of all available law enforcement resources at every level. More information about Project Safe Childhood can be found at www.projectsafechildhood.gov. Assistant United States Attorney Jay Exum handled the case for the government.

 

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