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January 4, 2013

PRODUCER OF CHILD PORNOGRAPHY SENTENCED
Concord Man Gets 120 Year Prison Term

          GREENSBORO, N.C. -- United States Attorney Ripley Rand announced that a Concord man was sentenced today to 120 years in prison and supervised release for life for production of child pornography.

          David Matthew Hallman, 42, of Concord, North Carolina, pleaded guilty to four counts of production of child pornography in August 2012.  United States District Judge Catherine C. Eagles sentenced Hallman to 1,440 months in prison to be followed by lifetime supervised release. Co-defendant Mary Freda Williams, 33, was sentenced on December 17, 2012, by United States District Judge William L. Osteen, Jr., to 40 years imprisonment followed by lifetime supervised release. Hallman sexually exploited multiple children ranging in age from 1 to 12, and produced thousands of images and videos of that sexual exploitation.

This case resulted from joint efforts of federal and state authorities and was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Cabarrus County Sheriff’s Office, and the Concord Police Department. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Anand P. Ramaswamy. “Our office would like to thank Cabarrus County District Attorney Roxann Vaneekhoven and Assistant District Attorney Ashlie P. Shanley for their partnership and coordination, which made this prosecution possible,” said U.S. Attorney Rand. “The sentences imposed by the Court are more than appropriate given the horrifying facts in these cases.”

          This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse.  Led by United States Attorneys' Offices and the Criminal Division's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS), Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to better locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov.

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