Monday, March 17, 2008

Goldsboro Man Sentenced for Sending Child Porn Over Internet

A Goldsboro man already registered as a sex offender received a 35-year prison sentence on Tuesday for sending child pornography over the Internet.

The U.S. Attorney's office in Raleigh said a federal judge imposed the sentenced on Johnny Ray Lee, a 40-year-old parolee from Wisconsin, where he was convicted in 1994 for sexually abusing two children.

A news release said Lee moved to North Carolina in 2004 and began trafficking in child pornography. The News & Observer of Raleigh reported that a New Hampshire police detective, working undercover, received child pornography from Lee over the Web.

An SBI agent, posing as someone interested in child pornography, met Lee in a Goldsboro-area restaurant and arrested him. Lee admitted to having sent child pornography over the Internet and entered a guilty plea in November.


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