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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, January 5, 2015

Portsmouth Man Sentenced To Eleven Years For Receiving Child Pornography

Images were exchanged via email from a friend’s computer

NORFOLK, Va. – Justin Carter, 31, of Portsmouth, was sentenced today to 132 months in prison, followed by a life term of supervised release for receipt of child pornography.

Dana J. Boente, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia and Clark E. Settles, Special Agent in Charge of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations Washington, D.C., made the announcement after sentencing by U.S. District Judge Mark S. Davis.

Carter pleaded guilty on August 27, 2014.  According to court documents, Carter was engaged in the soliciting, receiving, and sharing of images of child pornography via the Internet using a computer at a friend’s home.  A forensic examination of the computer showed that Carter exchanged numerous emails with other individuals in which they attached pictures of children engaged in various forms of sexually explicit conduct.  The images included prepubescent girls performing sexual acts with adults.  Some of the children depicted were of toddler age.  The computer contained approximately 547 images of child pornography on the hard drive.

This case was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Randy Stoker is prosecuting the case on behalf of the United States.

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. 2:14cr116.

 

Updated August 11, 2016