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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Washington

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Snohomish County Man Sentenced to Long Prison Term for Distributing Pictures of Child Rape

Defendant Currently Serving 90 Month State Sentence For Dealing Child Pornography

A 35- year-old Arlington, Washington man was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Seattle to a total prison sentence of fifteen years in prison for distribution of child pornography, announced U.S. Attorney Jenny A. Durkan.  CHRISTOPHER DAVID DOGGETT, pleaded guilty in May 2014.  DOGGETT has a 2003 conviction for possession and distribution of child pornography. DOGGETT  has already served 56 months of a 90 month state sentence for distributing child pornography, and today was sentenced to an additional 124 months as his federal sentence.  The federal sentence is to run concurrently with the remainder of his state sentence, for a total prison term of 15 years.  At sentencing Chief U.S. District Judge Marsha J. Pechman said DOGGETT had “a long troubled history” with child pornography, and would need to be “vigilant every day so there aren’t any more victims.”

According to records filed in the case, when Snohomish County Sheriff’s deputies searched DOGGETT’s home on January 22, 2010, they discovered more than 600 images of child pornography on his digital media devices that he had distributed via computer.  On DOGGETT’s smartphone, investigators found images of him molesting a young child.  DOGGETT was convicted in Snohomish County Superior Court of dealing child pornography in February 2011.

Under the terms of the federal plea agreement, DOGGETT will be required to register as a sex offender and will undergo a psycho-sexual evaluation.  Chief Judge Pechman sentenced him to lifetime supervision by a federal probation officer.

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

The case was investigated by the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Department and was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jerrod Patterson.
Updated March 20, 2015