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Former Newport News School District Maintenance Worker Sentenced for Receipt of Child Pornography

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

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – Timothy Paul Morgan, 51, of Newport News, was sentenced today to 75 months in prison and five years of supervised release for receipt of child pornography.

Morgan pleaded guilty on Aug. 17, 2015.  According to court documents, Morgan was identified by law enforcement investigating the trading of child pornography over peer-to-peer networks.

Beginning in August 2014, law enforcement download 13 complete files of suspected child pornography from an IP address registered to Morgan. A search warrant was executed at Morgan’s residence on Jan. 22, 2015, and his computer and external hard drive were recovered. Morgan admitted he had only one computer, he was the only person with access to it, and that he had downloaded child pornography using a peer-to-peer file sharing program found on the computer. A forensic exam of the computer and external hard drive revealed a total of 118 images and 55 videos depicting child pornography. The files dated back to 2004 and included images of young female minors engaging in sexual acts with an adult male.

Dana J. Boente, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia; and John S. Adams, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Norfolk Field Office, made the announcement after sentencing by U.S. District Judge Robert G. Doumar.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Kaitlin C. Gratton 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. 4:15cr17.

Updated February 4, 2016