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Resident Of Ireland Sentenced For Child Exploitation

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

PHILADELPHIA - Peter Douglas McGarry, 50, a native of Ireland, was sentenced today to 47 months in prison for possession of child pornography and accessing child pornography on the internet with the intent to view child pornography.  McGarry possessed child pornography on a Microsoft computer storage account on April 5, 2014, and was accessing internet sites with the intent to view child pornography on five dates between September 6, 2014 and October 25, 2014.   McGarry was in Philadelphia when he committed the offenses.

 

McGarry pleaded guilty on April 14, 2015, admitting that on April 5, 2014, he possessed five images of prepubescent minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct, which were produced using minors engaged in such conduct.  He agreed that he had kept these images on a Microsoft Skydrive account associated with his email address, and which was his account which he accessed with his cell phone.  McGarry also admitted that he accessed sites on the internet which displayed images of prepubescent minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct, which were produced using minors engaged in such conduct, on specific dates in September and October of 2014.  McGarry’s cell phone also contained an additional 61 images of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct.  In addition, records from Google concerning McGarry’s gmail account, associated with his computer, showed that he had accessed 25 child exploitation images on the internet between August and October of 2014.         

 

In addition to the prison term, U.S. District Court Judge Wendy Beetlestone ordered five years of supervised release, a $1,000 fine, a $600 special assessment, forfeiture of his cell phone and his computer.

 

The case was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations and was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Albert S. Glenn.

Updated September 8, 2015

Topic
Project Safe Childhood