Chesapeake Man Sentenced to Three Years in Prison for Possession of Child Pornography
NORFOLK, Va. – James Eddy, 34, of Chesapeake, Va., was sentenced to three years in prison for possession of child pornography. Eddy previously pled guilty to the charge on March 8, 2011.
Neil H. MacBride, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, made the announcement today. Senior United States District Judge Henry Coke Morgan, Jr. Eddy pronounced sentencing late yesterday afternoon.
According to court documents, Eddy was identified by the Chesapeake Police Department when he was caught filming women at a local tanning salon. A search of Eddy’s home resulted in law enforcement seizing his computer. Further analysis of the computer by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) revealed that Eddy possessed numerous images of child pornography. ICE arrested Eddy on a criminal complaint on Jan. 20, 2011.
This case was investigated by ICE and the Chesapeake Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney Elizabeth Yusi prosecuted the case on behalf of the United States.
This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice. 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.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 www.justice.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.