Md. man sentenced for child porn
A 32-year-old Montgomery County man was sentenced to more than 12 years in prison for receiving child pornography, federal officials said Friday.
Joshua H. Michaels, 32, of Derwood, downloaded child pornography from the Internet, authorities said. They said Michaels also had an online relationship with a 14-year-old Fairfax girl. He asked the girl to send explicit photographs of herself, but he received none.
According to court documents, Michaels meet the teenager in a chat room in December 2008. Michaels e-mailed the girl sexually explicit photographs of himself and repeatedly asked her to reciprocate, the documents state.
Michaels began downloading child pornography in about 2005, court documents say. In February, there were more than 600 images of child pornography stored on two laptop computers in his home.
U.S. District Judge Alexander Williams, Jr. on Thursday sentenced Michaels to 150 months in prison, followed by supervised release for life. Michaels also will be required to register as a sex offender.
-- Maria Glod
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