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Newport man sentenced in child porn case

— A Newport man was sentenced to five years in federal prison Wednesday for distribution of child pornographic images.

Casey Edward Murdock, 31, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Rosanna Malouf Peterson.

The prison term will be followed by a lifetime of court supervision after his release, court records show. Murdock will also be required to register as a sex offender.

The sentence comes after Mudock pleaded guilty Sept. 4 to the crim.

Court records show Murdock sent a password to an undercover FBI agent working online through a peer-to-peer file sharing program in November 2011. The password unlocked an online directory containing child pornography.

In January 2012, the FBI executed a search warrant at Murdock's home, then in Deer Park, and seized a laptop computer, court records show, noting digital evidence was uncovered.

During the search, Murdock also confessed to distributing child pornography, court records show.

“Prosecuting offenders who are distributing child pornography is a priority of the United States Attorney’s Office in the Eastern District of Washington. This Office, together with its Federal and state law enforcement partners, is and will continue to be committed to prosecuting aggressively and seeking appropriate punishment for child pornography crimes," U.S. Attorney Michael C. Ormsby said Thursday.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephanie J. Lister.

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EdStraker 3 years ago

Since it's Christmas time, I wrote this song, sung to the tune of "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town." ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

You better watch out You better not cry Better not pout I'm telling you why FBI is coming to town

We're making a list And checking it twice; Gonna find out Who's naughty and nice FBI is coming to town

We see you when you're sleeping We know when you're awake We know if you've been bad or good So be good for goodness sake!

O! You better watch out! You better not cry Better not pout I'm telling you why FBI is coming to town FBI is coming to town

Merry Christmas!

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EdStraker 3 years ago

If you can't manage your own life RIGHT, someone will manage it FOR you. ...........  DO YOU LIKE YOUR FREEDOM?  "Child abuse imagery" (formerly known as child porn), is not protected under the First Amendment to the United States Constitution. ...............  How would you like to be imprisoned in a tiny space, being told when to wake up, when to eat, and when to sleep?  How would you like to be crammed into a cell with another person 24 /7?  How would you like to never have privacy again?  How would you like to have to urinate and defecate with another person right next to you?  And how would you like to have to listen to somebody defecate a few feet away from you and smell it? You will have no control over who your prison cell mate is. It could be a violent murderer! You could be strangled while you sleep. You will never feel safe again. ...and this could go on for years and years, even decades. MAKE GOOD CHOICES!

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EdStraker 2 years, 12 months ago

Since it's Christmas time, I wrote this song, sung to the tune of "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town." ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

You better watch out You better not cry Better not pout I'm telling you why FBI is coming to town

We're making a list And checking it twice; Gonna find out Who's naughty and nice FBI is coming to town

We see you when you're sleeping We know when you're awake We know if you've been bad or good So be good for goodness sake!

O! You better watch out! You better not cry Better not pout I'm telling you why FBI is coming to town FBI is coming to town

Merry Christmas!

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