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Man sentenced in child porn case

A Virginia man was sentenced to five years in prison Tuesday for distribution of child pornography, U.S. Attorney for the District Ronald C. Machen Jr. said.

James E. McCreary, 56, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Paul L. Friedman in the District after pleading guilty June 3 to visiting a public Internet chat room in November, where he volunteered to an undercover police officer that he wanted to contact a child and photograph sexual activity with her

In later chats on an instant messaging service, McCreary sent the undercover officer 14 photographs of prepubescent children in erotic or nude poses, including four pornographic images.

After arranging with the officer to meet a fictitious child, McCreary was arrested after taking the train from his home to Fredericksburg to the District carrying a digital camera around his neck.

McCreary also faces 10 years of supervised release as a registered sex offender.

-- Spencer S. Hsu

By Washington Post editors  |  August 4, 2010; 7:00 AM ET
Categories:  District of Columbia , From the Courthouse , Sex Crimes , Spencer S. Hsu , Virginia  
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Word of advice - NEVER trust a man carrying a digital camera around their neck, EVER!

Posted by: steampunk | August 4, 2010 8:45 AM | Report abuse

Enjoy prison. The inmates will LOVE you

Posted by: sickofit66 | August 4, 2010 8:52 AM | Report abuse

At 56(or any age for that matter), how does attempting to hook up with a minor for sex, taking a digital camera with you(presumably to document it) and boarding a train to pull this caper off EVER seem like a good idea?
Makes one wonder how this guy ever made it to 56 years of'd think he'd have won a Darwin award by now.

Posted by: BigDaddy651 | August 4, 2010 10:44 AM | Report abuse

well at least thats one Cuccinelli supporter off the streets.

Posted by: MarilynManson | August 4, 2010 11:02 AM | Report abuse

thats it ? 5 years, they should cut is blank off and then put him in jail for ever

Posted by: capsfan12 | August 4, 2010 11:16 AM | Report abuse

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