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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, June 15, 2015

Virginia Beach Man Sentenced in Child Pornography Case

Distributed child pornography via KIK messenger

NORFOLK, Va. – Dwight McEachin, 20, of Virginia Beach, Virginia, was sentenced today to 120 months in prison, followed by lifetime supervised release for distributing child pornography.

McEachin pleaded guilty on March 3, 2015. According to court documents, McEachin was arrested on Dec. 15, 2014, after admitting to investigators that he used KIK messenger to trade images containing child pornography.  Investigators learned of McEachin during the course of an investigation into another man in Florida who was producing child pornography with two children. During the investigation, an undercover investigator exchanged messages with McEachin via KIK messenger, some of which included images of child pornography being sent by McEachin to the undercover investigator. 

Dana J. Boente, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, and Michael K. Lamonea, Assistant Special Agent in Charge of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations Norfolk, made the announcement after sentencing by U.S. District Judge Mark S. Davis.

This case was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations. Assistant U.S. Attorney Elizabeth M. Yusi 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. 2:15-cr-003.


 

Updated June 15, 2015