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Bucks County Man Sentenced For Distribution Of Child Pornography

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

PHILADELPHIA - William Kinsley, 67, of Langhorne, PA, was sentenced today to 135 months in prison for distribution of child pornography.  Kinsley, a retired Lieutenant with the Philadelphia Fire Department, used the screen name “fire,” to troll the Internet for child pornography and re-distribute some of the illegal child pornography that he found.  He pleaded guilty on February 17, 2015.


Kinsley possessed a ThinkPad and two computers.  A forensic examination of the three devices revealed 344 images of child pornography in unallocated space and one 23 minute long child pornography video in a temporary file in the AOL directory.  Among the child pornography images on Kinsley’s computer were many for which the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children can establish the victim was a real child.  Included among these are the 23 minute video and many still images.


In addition to the prison term, U.S. District Court Judge Stewart Dalzell ordered 10 years of supervised release, a $10,000 fine, restitution of $25,000, and a $100 special assessment. 


The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Paul G. Shapiro.

Updated September 9, 2015

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