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Jefferson City Man Gets 156 Months Prison Time on Child Pornography Charges

GREENEVILLE, TN -- Yet another Tennessee man has been sentenced in federal court for possession, receipt, and distribution of child pornography. Francisco Martin, of Jefferson City, Tenn., was been sentenced to serve 156 months in prison. Following his prison sentence, Martin will be subject to supervised release under the supervision of the U.S. Probation Office for the remainder of his life.

Martin used personal computers to access the Internet from his residence and other locations to download and distribute images of minor children engaged in sexually explicit conduct. Investigators associated with the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC) discovered Martin's activity through an undercover operation in which investigators pose online as parties interested in obtaining child pornography.

William C. Killian, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Tennessee said, "This case represents the continuing commitment of the U.S. Attorney's Office to eradicate the trade of images of children being sexually exploited."

Published December 15, 2011

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