A Homeland, California man was sentenced to federal prison for participating in a child pornography file sharing network where members traded child porn images. This case was prosecuted by a United States Attorney in Central District of California.
George Devinna, 74, was sentenced on July 27, 2012 a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years in federal prison. He pled guilty to one count of possession of child pornography. He has two prior federal child pornography convictions.
The defendant was indicted in December, 2011, with the possession, distribution, and receipt of child pornography. Federal agents conducted an investigation of illegal file-sharing networks in Rochester, New York and Los Angeles where they discovered many images depicting child pornography. The investigation was able to identify the defendant as the distributor of the child porn images because his computer address matched with his residence. The downloaded images linked to his computer had sexually explicit photographs of young boys.
In December 2011, agents executed a search warrant at his home. They were able to find evidence of a sexual related network on his computer, which contained sexually explicit videos of boys that they were able to link as part of a documented child pornography series. The Federal Bureau of Investigation in Los Angeles conducted the investigation.
Child pornography images are material depicting children in a state of undress while engaged in sexual poses or activity. The Internet is often used for trading these images and has resulted in a huge increase in the accessibility and volume of child porn.
Production, distribution and possession of child pornography is a felony offense under California state law and federal law. If you have been charged with a federal child pornography crimes, you will be facing severe legal consequences.
The Los Angeles federal criminal defense attorneys at Cron Israels and Stark have defended clients for decades that have been charged with any type of federal sex crimes. Due to our experience in all federal courts, we have developed effective defense strategies that has enabled our clients to receive the best possible outcome to their case. We represent clients throughout the state of California. Call our office for a free case review.