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Press Release

Hampton Man Sentenced to 16 Years for Child Pornography

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

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – Jerome Paul Frostman, 47, of Hampton, was sentenced today to 16 years in prison for receipt of child pornography.

Frostman pleaded guilty on Aug. 8, 2016. According to court documents, Frostman was distributing child pornography using a peer-to-peer network. After a search warrant was executed at his residence, Frostman acknowledged accessing child pornography from his laptop and stated he “gets a thrill” out of viewing child pornography. During an interview with law enforcement agents Frostman confessed to downloading and receiving over 1,000 images of child pornography, in addition to previously sexually assaulting a child on multiple occasions.

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 sentencing by U.S. District Judge Mark S. Davis. Assistant U.S. Attorney Megan M. Cowles 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. 4:16-cr-55.

Updated January 26, 2017

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