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Man gets three years for child porn

May 4, 2013 8:45 am by

From the Attorney General’s Office:

A Richmond man was sentenced to three years imprisonment, plus an additional seven years of suspended time, for possession of child pornography. Upon his release he will be required to complete two years of supervised probation and register as a sex offender in any jurisdiction in which he lives, works, or attends school. Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli made the announcement [yesterday] after Kevin Algood, 42, of Church Hill, was sentenced by Richmond Circuit Court Judge Bradley B. Cavedo.

Administrators of a photo sharing website detected Algood uploading images of child pornography to his account and notified the Southern Virginia Internet Crimes against Children (SoVa ICAC) Task Force. The case was then referred to the Richmond Police Department, a SoVa ICAC Task Force affiliate agency, for further investigation.

Richmond Police detectives obtained and executed a search warrant for Algood’s residence. A subsequent forensic examination of the computer equipment seized during the search confirmed the presence of hundreds of child pornography files depicting prepubescent children as young as six years old engaged in sexually explicit conduct.

“By seeking out, possessing, and distributing sexually abusive images and videos of children, Algood played an active role in perpetuating the abuse of the victims depicted in this vile material,” said Cuccinelli. “My office will continue its work to fight the scourge of child pornography and to protect Virginia’s most vulnerable citizens.”

Virginia Assistant Attorney General K. Bryn Swartz prosecuted the case on behalf of the commonwealth. The case was investigated by the SoVa ICAC Task Force and the Richmond Police Department.


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