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Pasquotank County Man Sentenced to 7 Years in Prison for Child Pornography Offenses

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

RALEIGH, N.C. – An Elizabeth City, N.C. man was sentenced today to 84 months in prison and 10 years of supervised release for the receipt and possession of child sexual abuse material (CSAM) between October 2011 and March 2021. On January 3, 2023, Brian Keith Corp, 59, pled guilty to one count of receipt of child pornography.

According to court documents and other information presented in court, investigators received a cyber tip in March of 2021 which indicated that a phone number, later confirmed to belong to Corp, had uploaded 5 files containing CSAM. Investigators obtained a search warrant and met Corp at his residence on March 10, 2021. Corp initially denied knowledge of any CSAM and consented to a search of his electronic devices. As the forensic preview examination was being conducted on-scene, Corp made several admissions. A full forensic examination revealed over 5,500 files containing CSAM, including images and videos depicting sexual abuse of toddlers. The forensic examination also revealed a carefully organized collection of CSAM that indicated Corp had been engaged in the offense conduct for nearly 10 years. While on pretrial release, Corp absconded and was on the run for several days before authorities ultimately located him in Virginia.

Michael Easley, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina made the announcement after sentencing by U.S. District Judge Terrence W. Boyle. The Department of Homeland Security, Pasquotank County Sheriff’s Office, and the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation investigated the case and Assistant U.S. Attorney Bryan M. Stephany prosecuted the case.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice. Led by U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and the Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to better locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit

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. 5:22-CR-00007-BO.

Updated May 31, 2023

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