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24 year old woman of Bland, Virginia, was sentenced to 240 months of imprisonment on federal charges relating to the production of child pornography

January 04, 2013

United States Attorney Christopher Crofts announced that on Friday, January 4th 2013, Jessica Shockley, age 24, of Bland, Virginia, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Alan Johnson to 240 months of imprisonment on federal charges relating to the production of child pornography. Shockley must pay a $1,000 fine and a $100 special assessment and will also be placed on lifetime probation upon her release

Shockley’s sentencing is the culmination of an investigative effort that involved agents from the Wyoming Department of Probation and Parole, Rock Springs Police Department detectives, Special Agents with Immigration and Customs Enforcement – Homeland Security Investigations (ICE-HIS), Wyoming DCI and Virginia authorities. The federal complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for Wyoming, alleged that Shockley engaged in sexual activity with a 3 month old child, took photographs of the sexual activity, and sent the images to an individual in Rock Springs, Wyoming.

“I am personally grateful to all of those involved in the investigation and prosecution of this most difficult case” said US Attorney Crofts. “It is vitally important that we aggressively prosecute these cases so that our children may remain safe and enjoy a healthy and happy childhood”.

“Anyone who produces child pornography begins the cycle of sexual abuse for children around the world,” said Kumar C. Kibble, special agent in charge of HSI Denver. “This significant prison sentence handed down to a 24-year-old mother of two demonstrates the severity of her admitted actions in producing child pornography, and how serious the law considers this crime. This is why Homeland Security Investigations has such an active program for targeting predators and rescuing their victims.”



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