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Trucker Federally Indicted on Child Exploitation Charges

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Delaware

WILMINGTON, Del. – A federal grand jury returned an indictment today charging an out-of-state truck driver with violations of various child pornography laws.

According to court documents, David Morrison, Jr., 49, of North Carolina transported a collection of child pornography into Delaware from out of state on or about July 20, 2023. Additionally, the indictment alleges that, while in Delaware, Morrison received and possessed child pornography.

Morrison is charged with Transportation, Receipt and Possession of Child Pornography. If convicted, he faces a mandatory minimum penalty of five years in prison, with a maximum penalty of 20 years. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after taking into account the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

Morrison was originally charged via complaint on August 2, 2023.

David C. Weiss, U.S. Attorney for the District of Delaware made the announcement. Assistant U.S. Attorney Briana Knox is prosecuting the case. The case is being investigated by Homeland Security Investigations.

A copy of this press release is located on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Delaware. Related court documents and information is located on the website of the District Court for the District of Delaware or on PACER.

An indictment contains allegations that a defendant has committed a crime. Every defendant is presumed to be innocent until and unless proven guilty in court.

Updated September 5, 2023

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