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Greenville Man Sentenced to 5 Years in Federal Prison for Possession of Child Pornography

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of South Carolina

GREENVILLE, SOUTH CAROLINA — Jason Dwayne Holley, 40, of Greenville, was sentenced to 5 years in federal prison and lifetime supervised release after pleading guilty to possession of child pornography.

Evidence presented to the Court showed that Holley was released from federal prison on August 30, 2022, after serving a sentence for possession of child pornography. Within a matter of weeks, the U.S. Probation Office found that Holley possessed two images of child pornography on his phone and was conducting searches on his phone for child pornography. A warrant was issued, and Holley was arrested on September 26, 2022 – less than one month from his release from prison.

United States District Judge Bruce Howe Hendricks sentenced Holley to 60 months in prison, to be followed by a life term of court-ordered supervision.  There is no parole in the federal system.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the U.S. Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by the U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals, who sexually exploit children, as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit

This case was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). Assistant U.S. Attorney Jamie Lea Schoen is prosecuting the case.



Brook Andrews, U.S. Attorney’s Office,, (803) 929-3000.

Updated January 20, 2023

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