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Middle District of Tennessee

Monday, July 17, 2017

Nashville Man Sentenced To 35 Years In Prison For Production Of Child Pornography

Mark K. White, 64, of Nashville, Tennessee, was sentenced on Friday by United States District Court Aleta Trauger, to 35 years in prison for Production of Child Pornography and Possession of Child Pornography, announced Jack Smith, Acting United States Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee.


White was charged in a criminal complaint in July 2013, after an investigation determined that while visiting a family in Lawrenceburg, Tenn., White had sexually molested and recorded sexually explicit images of young girls, between the ages of 4 and 7 years old. Subsequent examinations of White’s phone and computer revealed that he had collected over 400 images of child pornography, which included images of at least 18 victims known from other investigations. Investigators also found evidence that revealed White’s sexual abuse of young girls dated back to 2011.


White pleaded guilty to these charges in January 2016, admitting that he had recorded the sexually explicit images of the young girls.


This matter was investigated by the Lawrenceburg Police Department, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The United States was represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney S. Carran Daughtrey.

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Updated July 17, 2017