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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Former East Carondelet Man Sentenced for Distributing, Receiving and Possessing Child Pornography

 

Donald S. Boyce, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today that on January 25, 2017, Richard Lee Doerr, III, 29, formerly of East Carondelet, Illinois, was sentenced for distribution of child pornography, three counts of receipt of child pornography, and possession of prepubescent child pornography. Doerr was sentenced to a term of imprisonment of 120 months on each count, to run concurrently, to be followed by a five-year term of supervised release on each count, also to run concurrently. Doerr was also ordered to pay a $500 special assessment. In addition, Doerr agreed to pay $4,500 in restitution to four of the victims identified from his collection of child pornography. Doerr had been detained since his arraignment on February 12, 2016.

On December 27, 2013, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children received a cyber tipline report from Tumblr that an individual had uploaded approximately 34 images that appeared to be child pornography based on the hash values of the images. The FBI tracked the IP address to Doerr.

Doerr provided a voluntary statement, in which he admitted to downloading and sharing child pornography via Tumblr accounts. A forensic review of Doerr’s cellular telephone revealed that it contained 143 image and 28 video files of child pornography while a forensic review of his

Samsung Galaxy tablet, revealed that it contained eight video files of child pornography. More than half of the images contained on Doerr’s cellular telephone were of prepubescent children. In addition, the forensic review determined that, on or about December 27, 2013, Doerr distributed image files of child pornography. Moreover, the forensic review determined that, between July 11 and September 5, 2014, Doerr received image and/or video files of child pornography on several occasions.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by the United States Attorneys= Offices and the Criminal Division's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who sexually exploit children, and to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.usdoj.gov/psc. For more information about internet safety education, please visit www.usdoj.gov/psc and click on the tab Aresources.@

The case was investigated by the FBI’s Springfield Child Exploitation Task Force. The case is assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Angela Scott.

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Project Safe Childhood
Updated January 25, 2017