Middleburg man who pleaded guilty to possessing child porn sentenced

Published On: Apr 28 2014 05:08:01 PM EDT
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -

A 23-year-old Middleburg man has been sentenced to 33 months in federal prison after pleading guilty to possessing images and videos of child pornography, U.S. attorneys announced Monday.

Daniel Richard Bakaley was also sentenced to a 10-year term of supervision and to register as a sex offender following his incarceration. Authorities said he was also ordered to forfeit certain computer equipment traceable to the offense.

Bakaley pleaded guilty to charges Oct. 17.

According to court documents, an undercover agent determined that a particular computer was hosting images of child pornography using an Internet file sharing service.

Further investigation traced the Internet Protocol address used by that computer back to Bakaley's home in Middleburg, officials said. A subsequent federal search warrant was executed at the home.

During an interview, Bakaley told agents about printed hard copy photos of child pornography hidden in a video game box in his bedroom that he had previously "found" in the printer connected to his desktop computer.

The agents seized five computers and 22 printed images of child pornography from Bakaley's home, authorities said.

Subsequent forensic analysis revealed that three of the computers contained a total of 312 videos and 93 images depicting minor children engaged in sexually explicit conduct, according to U.S. attorneys.

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