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Press Release

Chesapeake Man Sentenced For Possession Of Child Pornography

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

NORFOLK, Va. – Patrick Ryan Hudson, 23, of Chesapeake, Va., was sentenced today to 97 months in prison, followed by 180 months of supervised release for possession of child pornography.

Dana J. Boente, Acting United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia; Charles T. May Jr., the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) Acting Executive Assistant Director for Atlantic Operations; and Acting Special Agent in Charge Scot R. Rittenberg of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), Washington, made the announcement after sentencing by Chief United States District Judge Rebecca Beach Smith.

Hudson pleaded guilty to a criminal information on October 29, 2013.  According to court documents, in late 2012 Hudson was an active duty Navy sailor stationed in Hampton Roads.  Undercover agents of Homeland Security Investigations discovered Hudson sharing child pornography through an online peer-to-peer file sharing service.  The Naval Criminal Investigative Service also downloaded contraband images from Hudson’s computer.  NCIS and HSI special agents executed a federal search warrant at Hudson’s Chesapeake residence and recovered a computer belonging to Hudson containing hundreds of videos and images of child pornography.  Hudson admitted to investigators that he had amassed a collection of child pornography on his computer through a peer-to-peer file sharing program.

The case was investigated by the Naval Criminal Investigative Service and Homeland Security Investigations.  The Chesapeake Police Department assisted with the search warrant.  Special Assistant United States Attorney Christopher A. George prosecuted the case on behalf of the United States.

A copy of this press release may be found on the website of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia at Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia at or on
Updated March 18, 2015