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raleigh man sentenced for receipt of child pornography

February 21, 2013

RALEIGH - United States Attorney Thomas G. Walker announced that in federal court today Chief United States District Judge James C. Dever III sentenced DOUGLAS STEVENS, 53, to 63 months imprisonment followed by 15 years supervised release and ordered to pay a $2,000 fine. 

On September 5, 2012, STEVENS pled guilty to one count of the Receipt of child pornography in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 2252(a)(2).

Evidence discovered during the investigation initiated by the Bureau of Immigration and Custom Enforcement’s Cyber Crimes Crimes Center determined that STEVENS had downloaded and received in excess of 4,000 images of prepubescent children engaging in sexually explicit conduct.  STEVENS admitted to downloading the images since 2005.     

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 initiative, go to

Investigation of this case was conducted by the Bureau of Immigration and Custom Enforcement (ICE), the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation (SBI), and the Raleigh Police Department (RPD). Assistant United States Attorneys Ethan A. Ontjes prosecuted the case for the government.



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