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Maryland man to serve 5 years for possessing child pornography

A 24-year-old Sharpsburg man who kept a binder with child pornography he pulled from the Internet was sentenced to five years in prison, federal officials in Maryland said.

Matthew Droneburg also was sencted to 25 years of supervised release after he completes his prison term.

Droneburg admitted in U.S. District Court in Baltimore that he bought memberships to child pornography websites, officials said. During a search of his home, a binder was found with some of those images, as well as six videos showing child pornography. Officials said there were hundreds of illegal images, including some depicting violence.

This investigation was part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide effort by the Department of Justice to combat child sexual exploitation and abuse.
-- Maria Glod.

By Maria Glod  |  April 30, 2010; 9:56 AM ET
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considering he is only 24, isn't there any treatment available and then intensely supervised probation? five years in jail is going to cost us taxpayers a lot of money and will do this guy no good. he's going to come out of prison even less socialised and even more of a risk to society.
it's not like he ever touched anyone.
people who abuse the internet should have their modems taken away, and get treatment.
society can't afford to lock up every creep that's online.

Posted by: MarilynManson | April 30, 2010 10:36 AM | Report abuse

cant argue with that marilyn manson. guy needs treatment before he goes to the next stage and starts actually doing things w/kids. punishing him and then releasing him isn't going to "cure" him I wouldn't think.

Posted by: red2million | April 30, 2010 11:34 AM | Report abuse

How can one "buy" memberships in these websites? How is the flow of money enabled? Who hosts these services on the internet? All these processes should be disabled when children are harmed. Why does this go on when we have the technology to stop it?

Posted by: RepealObamacareNow | April 30, 2010 11:58 AM | Report abuse

I have a better idea, bullet behind the ear, thrown him into a landfill, end of story, no more threat to anyone. Anyone who prays on children is society's garbage and should be treated as such. Contrary to what all the bleeding heart d0uche bags think, these people cannot be rehabilitated.

Posted by: savethepcbs | April 30, 2010 1:43 PM | Report abuse

He's an animal and a thug and should be thrown in jail such as. "it's not like he ever touched anyone"; are you an idiot to believe that statement MarilynManson?

Posted by: no_turning_back | April 30, 2010 5:00 PM | Report abuse

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