Nottingham Man Sentenced for Distributing Child Pornography
The man possessed more than 600 images of child pornography.
Nottingham resident William Wagner, Jr., 32, was sentenced Monday in federal court for distributing child pornography on the internet. Wagner faces five years in prison, followed by 10 years of supervised release.
Wagner was first suspected of distributing child pornography in January 2009, according to an official statement from the United States Attorney's Office. The investigation and conviction involved federal, state and county law enforcement.
A detective from the Harford County Sheriff's Office, working with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, first discovered an internet address used by Wagner to share child pornography. In July 2009, officers with the Maryland State Police searched Wagner's home and seized a computer and hard drive. In the following September, members of the FBI Baltimore Cyber Crimes squad performed another search and seized two more computers, an Xbox, a camera, an iPod and other equipment, according to the statement.
More than 600 images of child pornography were found on devices in Wagner's possession, officials said.
Wagner's conviction in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland in Baltimore was praised by federal officials as an accomplishment of Project Safe Childhood, a federal program that seeks to combat child exploitation.