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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Raleigh Man Sentenced For Receiving Child Pornography

Raleigh – United States Attorney Thomas G. Walker announced that in federal court today United States District Judge Terrence W. Boyle sentenced ROY CHRISTOPHER PERRY, 49, of Raleigh to 151 months imprisonment followed by 5 years of supervised release.

On January 28, 2015, PERRY pled guilty to receipt of child pornography, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 2252(a)(2). 

According to public information, in January, 2014, an investigation was initiated relating to the distribution and receipt of child pornography through Gnutella, a peer-to-peer file sharing network.  Earlier that month, an Internet Protocol (IP) address was identified.  As the investigation continued the subscriber assigned to the IP address was captured and identified as PERRY

On June 18, 2014, a search warrant was executed at PERRY’s residence.  When the officers arrived, PERRY’s computer was running and attempting to download files.  Forensic examination of the defendant’s computer and media storage devices revealed over 5,000 images of child pornography.

The criminal investigation of this case was conducted by the Raleigh Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  Assistant United States Attorney Ethan A. Ontjes is handling the prosecution on behalf of the Eastern District of North Carolina.

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 www.projectsafechildhood.gov.

Updated July 14, 2015