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Sterling man sentenced to five years in prison for downloading child pornography

A Sterling man who downloaded thousands of child pornography images and videos was sentenced today to five years in prison, according to the Office of the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia.

Stephen Thomas Crawford, 30, pleaded guilty on March 29 to one count of receipt of child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography. According to court documents, Crawford used a peer-to-peer file sharing network to download thousands of child pornography videos and images, including images and videos depicting pre-pubescent girls engaging in sexually explicit conduct.

Dana J. Boente, U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, and Andrew W. Vale, assistant director in charge of the FBI’s Washington Field Office, made the announcement after sentencing by U.S. District Judge Gerald Bruce Lee. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Nathaniel Smith III and Kellen S. Dwyer prosecuted the case.


Why is it that its only the guys downloading the child pornography who get busted?  You never hear about the scumbags who put that stuff on the internet getting arrested!?!  And these are actual abusers of children.

I think child pornographers should go to jail—-naked.

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