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Man Sentenced for Large Collection of Child Pornography

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of North Carolina

NEW BERN, N.C. – A Cary man was sentenced on Wednesday to 100 months in prison followed by 10 years of supervised release for receipt of child pornography.  On July 8, 2020, Christopher Mark Wilson pled guilty to the charges.

According to court documents and other information presented in court, Wilson, 66, was found in possession of over one million images and videos of child pornography.  The investigation showed that Wilson was a prolific collector, using computers to receive and collect the images and videos over 17 years.   

G. Norman Acker, III, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina made the announcement after sentencing by U.S. District Judge Louise W. Flanagan. The Cary Police Department and Homeland Security Investigations investigated the case, with the assistance of the National Center of Missing and Exploited Children, Ellington Digital Forensics, and the Wake County District Attorney’s Office.  Assistant U.S. Attorney John Parris prosecuted the case.

This case was part of the Project Safe Childhood initiative, a national program aimed at ensuring that criminals exploiting children are effectively prosecuted by making full use of all available law enforcement resources at every level.  For more information about this important national project, Project Safe Childhood, go to

Related court documents and information can be found on the website of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina or on PACER by searching for Case No. 5:19-cr-00529-FL.

Updated August 25, 2021

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