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David Rohm Sentenced To 87 Months
For Receipt Of Child Pornography

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 10, 2014

Memphis, TN – David Arthur Rohm, 65, of Jackson, TN, was sentenced yesterday to 87 months in federal prison following his guilty plea to one count of receipt of child pornography, announced U.S. Attorney Edward L. Stanton III.

According to facts alleged in the indictment and revealed during the sentencing hearing, Rohm knowingly received DVDs which contained visual depictions of minor boys engaged in sexually explicit conduct.

In addition to the prison sentence, United States District Judge S. Thomas Anderson ordered Rohm to serve 10 years of supervised release and to forfeit all computers and media containing alleged child pornography. There is no parole in the federal prison system.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Debra Ireland represented the government.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood (PSC), a nationwide initiative of the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by the United States Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, PSC marshals federal, state, and local resources to locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who sexually exploit children, and to identify and rescue victims. For more information about PSC, please visit http://www.justice.gov/psc/. For more information about internet safety education, please visit http://www.justice.gov/psc/resources.html and click on the tab “resources.”

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