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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Middle District of Tennessee

Friday, October 20, 2017

Lebanon Man Pleads Guilty To Multiple Counts Of Production Of Child Pornography

David Hamilton Soderbom, 49, of Lebanon, Tennessee, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court today to five violations of federal child pornography laws; specifically three counts of production of child pornography, one count of receipt of child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography, announced Donald Q. Cochran, United States Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee.


According to the indictment and statements made during the plea hearing, the FBI executed a search warrant on Soderbom’s residence in September 2015 in response to Soderbom’s on-line activities on a child pornography website.  The FBI located thousands of images and videos of child pornography on Soderbom’s computers and electronic storage devices. 


Upon further analysis of the child pornography located in Soderbom’s home, the FBI determined that Soderbom had created multiple pornographic images of a minor.  The victim was under the age of 12 at the time Soderbom created the images. 


Soderbom faces up to 120 years in prison and over a $1 million fine.  United States District Judge Aleta Trauger ordered that Soderbom be immediately taken into custody and held until sentencing on March 9, 2018.  His sentence will be imposed by the Court after consideration of the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and applicable federal statutes.


This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  Assistant United States Attorney Henry C. Leventis is prosecuting the case. 

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Updated October 20, 2017