You are here

Justice News

Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Georgia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, August 31, 2017

Former Army Soldier Sentenced To 74 Months in Prison and 20 Years of Supervised Release for Possession of Child Pornography

Savannah, GA: Win Hang Vong, 26, a former Fort Stewart Army soldier, was sentenced earlier this week by United States District Judge Lisa Godbey Wood to 74 months in federal prison to be followed 20 years of monitored supervised release.

According to evidence presented during the guilty plea and sentencing hearings, in December 2016 members of the FBI and the GBI’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force conducted undercover investigations to identify child predators involved in the distribution of child pornography. Agents came into contact with Vong and downloaded from his shared files approximately 830 still images and video files containing of child pornography. Agents thereafter executed a search warrant at Vong’s residence, his enlisted quarters on the Fort Stewart Military Reservation. Agents seized electronic devices, including Vong’s computer, and external hard-drives. From these devices, agents located over 100,000 files involving child pornography. Some of the child-pornography contained images of babies being raped by adults. Vong admitted he had been downloading child pornography on the internet for more than five years. Vong was later discharged from the U. S. Army.

The case was investigated by the FBI, the GBI, and the Army’s Criminal Investigations Division (CID). Assistant United States Attorneys Marcela C. Mateo and E. Greg Gilluly, Jr. prosecuted the case on behalf of the United States. For questions, please contact the U. S. Attorney’s Office at (912) 201-2522.

Updated August 31, 2017