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VANCOUVER MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO RECEIPT OF CHILD PORNOGRAPHY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 5, 2008

PAUL ERIC PRESLEY, 47, of Vancouver, Washington, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Tacoma to Receipt of Child Pornography. At sentencing PRESLEY faces a mandatory minimum five years in prison, and up to 20 years in prison. Under the terms of the plea agreement PRESLEY will have to undergo a sexual deviancy evaluation. PRESLEY will be sentenced by U.S. District Judge Benjamin H. Settle on June 6, 2008. Following his prison term, PRESLEY will be required to register as a sex offender.

According to the plea agreement, on December 5, 2006, Vancouver Police responded to a 9-1-1 call at PRESLEY’s home. PRESLEY’s wife told the officers she called 9-1-1 because PRESLEY had child pornography stored on his desktop and laptop computers. Officers seized the desktop computer but did not find the laptop. The next day PRESLEY’s daughter and her boyfriend delivered the laptop to police saying PRESLEY had given them the computer and told them to dispose of it. A forensic examination of the computers revealed more than 2,900 images and 235 movies of children engaged in explicit sexual conduct.

The case was investigated by the Vancouver Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Michael Dion and David Jennings.

For additional information please contact Emily Langlie, Public Affairs Officer for the United States Attorney's Office, at (206) 553-4110.

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