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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Virginia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Gloucester County Man Pleads Guilty to Child Pornography Charge

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – Timothy Justin George, 27, of Gloucester County, pleaded guilty today to distribution of child pornography.

According to the statement of facts filed with the plea agreement, in September 2016, law enforcement conducted a search of George’s home and seized a number of electronic devices. A forensic examiner completed a forensic analysis of the devices and found over 31,000 images of child pornography.

George was indicted by a federal grand jury on Dec. 14, 2016, and faces a minimum of five years in prison and a maximum of 20 years in prison when sentenced on May 8. The maximum statutory sentence is prescribed by Congress and is provided here for informational purposes, as the sentencing of the defendant will be determined by the court based on the advisory Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

Dana J. Boente, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia; and Martin Culbreth, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Norfolk Field Office, made the announcement after the plea was accepted by Senior U.S. District Judge Henry Coke Morgan, Jr. Assistant U.S. Attorney Lisa R. McKeel is prosecuting the case.

 

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative designed to protect children from exploitation and abuse. Led by the U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and the Justice Department’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who exploit children, as well as identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov/.

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. 4:16-cr-96.

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Project Safe Childhood
Updated February 1, 2017