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MONDAY - August 16, 2010


RALEIGH - United States Attorney George E.B. Holding announced that in federal court today United States District Judge Terrence W. Boyle sentenced JAMES KELLY HUBBARD, 34, Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, to 151 months’ imprisonment followed by a life-term of supervised release.

A Federal Grand Jury returned a Criminal Indictment on March 17, 2010. On May 11, 2010, HUBBARD pled guilty to receipt of child pornography, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 2252(1)(2).

According to the investigation, on March 10, 2009, agents conducted an online undercover operation on a peer-to-peer sharing network. It was discovered that HUBBARD had been downloading child pornography using Limewire. A search of his residence was conducted and his computer was seized. Forensic examination of his computer’s hard drive revealed over 11,000 pictures depicting minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct.

This case was 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 this case was conducted by the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation. Assistant United States Attorney Ethan Ontjes represented the government.


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