nashville man sentenced in federal court on child pornography charges
Computer Contained Over 15,000 images of Child Pornography
Timothy Murphy, 67, of Nashville was sentenced on October 13, 2011 to serve 72 months in prison, followed by 5 years of supervised release, for one count of receipt of child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography, announced Jerry E. Martin, U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee.
Murphy was indicted on October 13, 2010, charged with one count of receipt of child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography and pleaded guilty to these charges on May 31, 2011.
The indictment charged that from June, 2009, through May, 2010, Murphy knowingly received and attempted to receive child pornography, and knowingly possessed a computer that contained images of child pornography. Murphy’s collection contained 15,554 images and 219 videos of child pornography, including images of prepubescent minors and videos involving bondage of minors.
At the sentencing, U.S. District Judge Aleta Trauger sentenced Murphy to more than the sentencing guideline range for various reasons, including his characterization of his involvement in the offense as mere curiosity.
This investigation was conducted by the Department of Homeland Security Investigations. Assistant U.S. Attorney Lynne T. Ingram represented the government.
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