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Press Release

Richmond Man Sentenced To 70 Months For Receipt Of Child Pornography

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

RICHMOND, Va. – Michael Winston Baynes, 60, of Richmond, Va., was sentenced today to 70months in prison and a $2,500 fine, followed by 10 years of supervised release, for Receipt of Child Pornography, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 2252A(a)(2)(A).

            Neil H. MacBride, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, made the announcement after sentencing by United States District Judge Henry E. Hudson.  Baynes pled guilty on January 4, 2013.

            According to court documents, Baynes ordered a two-disc set of child pornography on the internet from a Canadian company.  A search warrant executed at his home uncovered an additional seven discs of child pornography movies.  Much of Baynes’s former employment involved extensive contact with children, including work at a private school in Henrico County and for a county recreation department.

            This case was investigated by the United States Postal Inspection Service and is part of Operation Spade.  Assistant United States Attorney Jessica Aber Brumberg prosecuted the case on behalf of the United States.

A copy of this press release may be found on the website of the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Virginia at  Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia at or on
Updated March 18, 2015