United States Attorney Richard W. Moore of the Southern District of Alabama announces that Vincent Logan Baugh, age 28, of Grove Hill, Alabama was sentenced today after earlier pleading guilty to two counts charging violations of 18 USC Section 2252A(a)(2), Receipt of Child Pornography, two counts charging violations of 18 USC Section 2251(a), Production of Child Pornography, and one count charging 18 USC 2252A, Possession of Child Pornography.
A young girl reported to the Clarke County Sheriff’s Office that Baugh had coerced her into sexual activity when she was twelve years old. After an investigation, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Clarke County Sheriff’s Office obtained a search warrant for Baugh’s electronic devices. A forensic examination revealed that Baugh had demanded and received pornographic images from three young girls. In addition, he had approximately 250 images of child pornography which he had downloaded from the internet.
At sentencing, the United States argued that the defendant had downloaded images that included infants. Also, he had caused trauma to three young girls. United States District Judge William Steele found that because of the nature and seriousness of the crimes, a high sentence was appropriate and ordered that he be imprisoned for 262 months, followed by a lifetime of supervised release.
This case was investigated by the Clarke County Sheriff’s Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.