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Newport News Man Sentenced for Transportation of child pornography

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 17, 2010

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – Jeffrey Lee Brackett, 56, of Newport News, Va., was sentenced yesterday to 10 years in prison, followed by 10 years of supervised release, for one count of transportation of child pornography. 

            Neil H. MacBride, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, made the announcement after sentencing by United States District Judge Mark S. Davis. Brackett plead guilty on May 13, 2010.

            According to court documents, in August 2009, Brackett was identified by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) during an undercover investigation of individuals trading child pornography over the Internet.  During the course of the investigation, the FBI downloaded numerous images of child pornography from a computer located at Brackett’s residence in Newport News, Virginia.  A computer forensic analysis of Brackett’s computer, seized pursuant to a search warrant, revealed additional images of child pornography, some depicting prepubescent children engaged in sex acts with adults. 

            This case was investigated by the FBI’s Peninsula Innocent Images Task Force.  Assistant United States Attorneys Elizabeth Yusi and Lisa R. McKeel prosecuted the case on behalf of the United States.

A copy of this press release may be found on the website of the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Virginia at http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/vae.  Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia at http://www.vaed.uscourts.gov or on http://pacer.uspci.uscourts.gov.

 

 

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