Wednesday, March 12, 2008

St. Mary's man sentenced for possession of child porn

Authorities say man had 150 pornographic images stored on computer

A St. Mary's County man was sentenced today to 18 months in federal prison followed by supervised probation for life for possessing child pornography, the Maryland U.S. attorney's office said.

Andrew Vincent Mattingly, 29, of Saint Inigoes, also will not be allowed to use computers without prior permission from federal authorities when he is freed from prison, according to the terms of his plea agreement in U.S. District Court in Greenbelt.

Prosecutors said an FBI agent in Detroit searched the house of a man who charged visitors a fee to watch child pornography on a Web site that he created. Authorities said one of his customers was Mattingly, who they said had up to 150 images of child pornography stored on his computer and that some of the children were as young as 8 years old.

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