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Man gets 326 months imprisonment, lifetime supervision for child pornography

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U.S. Judge Robert Miller Jr. sentenced an Elkhart man to 326 months in prison and a lifetime of supervised release after his guilty plea to sexually exploiting children.

John Harris, 46, received the sentence on Monday, culminating a process that began with a September 2010 investigation into the man’s conduct as part of a nationwide initiative combating child sexual exploitation, known as Project Safe Childhood.

Undercover law enforcement used a publicly available peer-to-peer file sharing program to download from a user multiple videos of children engaged in sexually explicit activity. An administrative subpoena issued to the user’s Internet Service Provider led to the conclusion that Harrison was the subscriber, and a search warrant for his home led authorities to discover child pornography on his computer.

In his plea agreement, Harrison admitted that in August 2006 he induced and enticed a girl to engage in sexually explicit conduct so that he could take photographs using his cell phone. He admitted that the girl was a minor and that he texted those images to another minor girl. The plea also involved production of child pornography relating to a third minor girl. Harris faked incompetence about the situation and used the Internet to superimpose faces of acquaintances on top of nude bodies – factors that also impacted the sentence imposed.

 

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  1. I just wanted to point out that Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner, Senator Feinstein, former Senate majority leader Bill Frist, and former attorney general John Ashcroft are responsible for this rubbish. We need to keep a eye on these corrupt, arrogant, and incompetent fools.

  2. Well I guess our politicians have decided to give these idiot federal prosecutors unlimited power. Now if I guy bounces a fifty-dollar check, the U.S. attorney can intentionally wait for twenty-five years or so and have the check swabbed for DNA and file charges. These power hungry federal prosecutors now have unlimited power to mess with people. we can thank Wisconsin's Jim Sensenbrenner and Diane Feinstein, John Achcroft and Bill Frist for this one. Way to go, idiots.

  3. I wonder if the USSR had electronic voting machines that changed the ballot after it was cast? Oh well, at least we have a free media serving as vicious watchdog and exposing all of the rot in the system! (Insert rimshot)

  4. Jose, you are assuming those in power do not wish to be totalitarian. My experience has convinced me otherwise. Constitutionalists are nearly as rare as hens teeth among the powerbrokers "managing" us for The Glorious State. Oh, and your point is dead on, el correcta mundo. Keep the Founders’ (1791 & 1851) vision alive, my friend, even if most all others, and especially the ruling junta, chase only power and money (i.e. mammon)

  5. Hypocrisy in high places, absolute immunity handed out like Halloween treats (it is the stuff of which tyranny is made) and the belief that government agents are above the constitutions and cannot be held responsible for mere citizen is killing, perhaps has killed, The Republic. And yet those same power drunk statists just reel on down the hallway toward bureaucratic fascism.

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