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

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

James City County Man Pleads Guilty to Child Pornography Charge

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – Charles K. Young, 69, of James City County, pleaded guilty today to receipt of child pornography.

According to the statement of facts filed with the plea agreement, in August 2016, a family member of Young’s called the James City County Police to report that Young was in possession of child pornography. The family member provided enough information to allow police to obtain a search warrant for Young’s home. Upon execution of the search warrant, detectives seized a number of electronic devices and ultimately a forensic examiner found more than 22,000 images of child pornography. Young also admitted to receiving a movie containing images of minor males engaged in sexually explicit activity.

Young was indicted by a federal grand jury on Nov. 15, 2016. Young faces a minimum five years in prison and a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison when sentenced on May 17. 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 Robert G. Doumar. Assistant U.S. Attorney Lisa R. McKeel is prosecuting 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-78.

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Updated January 31, 2017