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Press Release

Alexandria Man Sentenced to 5 Years for Receipt of Child Pornography

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

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Richard Robinson, 58, of Alexandria, was sentenced today to 60 months in prison and five years of supervised release for receipt of child pornography. Robinson was also ordered to register as a sex offender upon release from prison.

Robinson pleaded guilty on Dec. 7, 2015. According to court documents, from October 2010 to May 2015, Robinson used a peer-to-peer file sharing program to receive and collect child pornography videos and images, including videos of children as young as five years old being sexually abused. In total, Robinson’s child pornography collection included 326 images and 202 videos of children being sexually exploited, including images and videos depicting sadistic or masochistic conduct.

Dana J. Boente, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia; and Clark E. Settles, Special Agent in Charge of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), Washington, made the announcement after sentencing by U.S. District Judge Leonie M. Brinkema.

This case was investigated by HSI with assistance from the Northern Virginia Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kellen S. Dwyer prosecuted the case.

A copy of this press release may be found on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia.  Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia or on PACER by searching for Case No. 1:15-cr-329.

Updated March 2, 2016

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