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Ladson Man Sentenced to 5 Years Imprisonment for Possession of Child Pornography

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

CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA --- David Crosby, 29, of Ladson, was sentenced to five years in federal prison after pleading guilty to possession of child pornography.

Evidence presented to the Court demonstrated that an individual in Canada traded child pornography with Crosby through an instant messaging application for smartphones. Investigators located Crosby through the IP address he used to access the instant messaging application. Following the execution of a search warrant at his residence, investigators located 398 images and 20 videos of child pornography on Crosby’s devices, including images of prepubescent minors having sex with adults.

United States District Judge Margaret Seymour sentenced Crosby to 60 months in federal prison, to be followed by a lifetime term of court-ordered supervision. Judge Seymour also ordered Crosby to pay $3,000 in restitution to a victim identified in the case.

This sentencing is the result of an investigation by Homeland Security Investigations (“HSI”). Assistant United States Attorney Emily Limehouse prosecuted the case.

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



Derek A. Shoemake (843) 813-0982

Updated July 20, 2022

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