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Man sentenced to 5 years for child pornography

3:27 PM, Nov 5, 2013   |    comments
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ORLANDO, Fla. -- On Tuesday afternoon, Kevin Porter, 27 was sentenced to 60 months in federal prison on child pornography charges, according to a press release from the Department of Justice.

In addition, Porter received a 10-year-term of supervised release upon completion of his prison sentence and must register as a sex offender. The court also ordered Porter to forfeit his computer equipment.

Porter was found guilty on August 21 to distributing child pornography over the internet via a peer-to-peer file sharing program.

The release also stated that law enforcement officers conducted a search of Porter's home and found that he used his computer to possess movies and images of minor children being sexually abused and exploited.

Porter was prosecuted by Special Assistant United States Attorney Myrna Amelia Mesa and investigated by the Brevard County Sheriff's Office, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations.

The case was brought about as part of Project Safe Childhood, the release said, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse.

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 "resources.






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