Former sailor sentenced on child porn charges

Published On: Apr 19 2013 03:01:08 PM EDT
BRUNSWICK, Ga. -

A 24-year-old former Navy sailor was sentenced Thursday to 11 years in prison followed by 10 years of supervised release for attempting to distribute child pornography.

Dustin Struckman, of Peoria, Ill., will be required to register as a sex offender. At the conclusion of the sentencing, Struckman was returned to the custody of the United States Marshal Service to serve his sentence.

According to the evidence presented at Struckman's plea and sentencing hearings, in January and May 2011, Struckman, who was then enlisted in the U.S. Navy and located in Kings Bay, was making available for distribution over a peer-to-peer network various child pornography videos and images.

When interviewed by a special agent with the Naval Criminal Investigation Service, Struckman admitted that he had been downloading and viewing child pornography images for several years and utilizing a peer-to-peer network for that purpose.

Struckman's computer was found to contain at least 33 videos and 16 still images depicting child sexual abuse, with at least one video depicting a child as young as 3 years old.

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