NORFOLK, Va. – Timothy Thomas Robinson, 33, of Virginia Beach, Va., was sentenced today to 120 months in prison, followed by lifetime supervised release, for possession of child pornography.
Neil H. MacBride, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia made the announcement after sentencing by U.S. District Judge Mark S. Davis.
Robinson pleaded guilty on March 21, 2013. According to court documents, Robinson was originally convicted for child pornography violations by the City of Norfolk in 2005. Robinson again was convicted for similar violations in Norfolk in 2007. In January 2012, the Virginia Beach Police Department arrested Robinson for subsequent probation violations, and he was found to be in possession of numerous images of child pornography which he downloaded with his cellular phone from the Internet.
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.
This case was investigated by the Virginia Beach Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney Elizabeth M. Yusi 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.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 https://pcl.uscourts.gov.