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TUESDAY - September 30, 2008


RALEIGH - United States Attorney George E.B. Holding announced that in federal court here today United States District Judge Terrence W. Boyle sentenced DANIEL LENIX CARLISLE, 60, of Supply, North Carolina, to 121 months’ imprisonment followed by a lifetime of supervised release.

A Federal Grand Jury returned a Criminal Indictment on May 15, 2008. On July 28, 2008, CARLISLE pled guilty to receipt of child pornography. On September 5, 2006, the Shallotte Police Department was notified by Total Computer Solutions that they were hired by CARLISLE to perform services to his computer’s hard drive. During their work, Total Computer Solutions discovered images of child pornography on CARLISLE’s computer. A search warrant was obtained and on September 7, 2006, a search of CARLISLE’s residence was performed in which two computer towers and approximately 200 compact dics were seized. Forensic examination of the seized items revealed one video and 3,830 still images of prepubescent minors or minors under 12 years of age engaged in sexual activities.

Mr Holding said: “My office continues to make the prosecution of child pornography cases a top priority. Here we see an individual in the possession of thousands of images of children – victimizing them by providing a market for this shocking and hurtful material.”

This case is part of the Project Safe Childhood initiative, a national program aimed at ensuring that criminals exploiting children are effectively prosecuted by making full use of all available law enforcement resources at every level. For more information about this important national project, Project Safe Childhood, go to

Investigation of the case was conducted by the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office and the Shallotte Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney Jay Exum served as prosecutor for the government.


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