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“CHILD PORN COLLECTOR RECEIVES 12-YEAR PRISON SENTENCE”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 22, 2011

Spokane – Today, Michael C. Ormsby, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington, announced that Donald Duane Holloway, age 51, of Valley, Washington, was sentenced to 12-years in prison. After release from prison, Donald Holloway will be under court supervision for the rest of his life.

An Internet Service Provider in California reported to authorities that a certain account in Valley, Washington, was being used to transmit child pornography over the Internet. On December 22, 2009, a federal search warrant was served at Donald Holloway's home in Valley, Washington. Federal agents seized three computers, digital media, and printed images of child pornography. Later examination showed the electronic evidence to contain more than 10 but less than 150 images of child pornography.

Donald Holloway was arrested December 22, 2009, and has been detained since. Donald Holloway was then serving a lifetime term of court supervision based upon a prior federal conviction for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. On January 27, 2011, Donald Holloway pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography. His sentence was enhanced based upon his prior Stevens County convictions for third and second degree child molestation.

Michael C. Ormsby, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington, said, "Our dedicated law enforcement officers are to be commended for networking across the country to make this and other communities safer. Repeat offenders have proven that they have no place in our neighborhoods."
This case is being brought as part of Project Safe Childhood. In 2006, the Department of Justice created Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative designed to protect children from online exploitation and abuse. Led by the United States Attorneys' Offices, 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 identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov. The Project Safe Childhood (PSC) Initiative has five major
components:

  • Integrated federal, state, and local efforts to investigate and prosecute child exploitation
    cases, and to identify and rescue child victims
  • Participation of PSC partners in coordinated national initiatives
  • Increased federal enforcement in child pornography and enticement cases
  • Training of federal, state, and local law enforcement agents
  • Community awareness and educational programs

To report these crimes, visit www.cybertipline.com or call the National Center for
Missing and Exploited Children's hotline at 1-800-843-5678.

This investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Seattle Police Department, and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. This case was prosecuted by Stephanie Lister, Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington.

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