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former camp lejeune employee sentenced for child pornography charge

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 15, 2013

GREENVILLE - United States Attorney Thomas G. Walker announced that in federal court Wednesday, February 13, 2013, Senior United States District Judge Malcolm J. Howard sentenced SHANE MICHAEL GREEN, 39, to 108 months imprisonment followed by a 20 years of supervised release.

A Federal Grand Jury returned a Criminal Indictment on June 24, 2012. On October 15, 2012, GREEN pled guilty to downloading child pornography, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 2252(a)(2). According to the Indictment on October 24, 2009, GREEN received a video of a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct.  According to the investigation, in May, 2011, law enforcement detected an IP address that was sharing images of child pornography.  The IP address was tracked to a private network on Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.  The Naval Criminal Investigative Service investigated and found that GREEN had been downloading child pornography using a peer to peer file sharing program while on Camp Lejeune employed as a civilian firefighter. 

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 www.projectsafechildhood.gov.

Investigation of this case was conducted by the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation and the Naval Criminal Investigative Service  with informational assistance provided by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.  Special Assistant United States Attorney Mark Griffith prosecuted the case.

 

 

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