Man gets 14 years in prison for child porn

April 29, 2009 10:10:48 AM PDT
A 35-year-old man has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for distributing child pornography, U.S. Attorney Joseph P. Russoniello announced Tuesday.

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Jeremy Esperante was sentenced April 22 after he pleaded guilty Dec. 3, 2008, to distributing, receiving and possessing child pornography, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

According to the Esperante's admission at a change of plea hearing, he used LimeWire, a peer-to-peer file-sharing software program, to distribute the child pornography over the Internet.

U.S. District Court Judge Phyllis J. Hamilton also imposed a 20-year period of supervised release along with the 14-year prison sentence, according to the Department of Justice.

"This sentence demonstrates the Justice Department's commitment to tracking down and prosecuting individuals who distribute and possess images and videos of child pornography," Russoniello said in a prepared statement.

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