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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of North Carolina

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, April 4, 2019

Franklinton Man Sentenced for Distribution of Child Pornography

RALEIGH – United States Attorney Robert J. Higdon, Jr. announced that on April 3, 2019, in federal court, United States District Judge James C. Dever III sentenced aNDREW DAVID PHILLIPS, 28, of Franklinton, North Carolina to 210  months imprisonment, followed by 10 years of supervised release.

PHILLIPS was named in a Criminal Information filed on February 13, 2018 charging him with Distribution of Child Pornography.  On March 20, 2018, PHILLIPS pled guilty to that charge. 

Based on the investigation, PHILLIPS used a computer to store at least 2,210 images of child pornography.  In addition, PHILLIPS traded many of the images and videos with other individuals, in exchange for pornographic images of children.

Investigation of this case was conducted by the Raleigh Police Department, as well as the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).  Assistant United States Attorney Donald R. Pender represented the government. 

Topic(s): 
Project Safe Childhood
Updated April 4, 2019