Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Notorious Child-Porn Photos Lead To Record Prison Sentence

Details pulled five years ago by an investigator in France from a notorious series of obscene Internet photographs resulted in the imposition Tuesday of what is believed to be most severe sentence ever in a Connecticut child pornography prosecution.

A federal judge in Bridgeport sentenced truck driver William Oehne, who is 50 years old, to 45 years in prison for taking pornographic photographs of the 9-year-old daughter of a former girlfriend and using the Internet to distribute the images to pedophiles around the world. Specifically, U.S. District Judge Janet C. Hall sentenced Oehne to 30 years for the production of child pornography and a consecutive 15 years for distribution of child pornography.

In their argument for severity, federal prosecutors attacked the insidious nature of child pornography in the Internet age, describing it as a crime that makes children victims for life when pedophiles around the world continuously trade exploitive images of them.

"As a result, the heinous pictures he created have become some of the most-viewed images of child pornography available on the Internet today, ensuring that his victim will continue to be victimized by traders and viewers of child pornography for the rest of her life," U.S. Attorney David B. Fein said.ReadMore

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