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Newport News Man Sentenced for Receipt of Child Pornography

U.S. Attorney’s Office May 09, 2013
  • Eastern District of Virginia (757) 441-6331

NEWPORT NEWS, VA—Glenn Rodger McGuire, 41, of Newport News, Virginia, was sentenced today to 188 months in prison and a lifetime of supervised release for receipt of child pornography.

Neil H. MacBride, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, made the announcement after sentencing by United States District Judge Henry C. Morgan, Jr.

McGuire pled guilty on February 6, 2013. According to court documents, McGuire was a Cox Communications employee who set up his neighbors’ wireless router for a fee. During an FBI investigation, the neighbors’ wireless router was identified as possibly being linked to a computer that was accessing and downloading child pornography. Agents contacted the neighbors believing their computer was being used, but no child pornography was found. The agents then went to the home of McGuire and, after obtaining McGuire’s consent, seized his computers. Following execution of a search warrant, a forensic exam was conducted which revealed over 6,000 images of child pornography.

This case was investigated by FBI. Assistant United States Attorney Lisa R. McKeel prosecuted this case on behalf of the United States.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by the United States Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who sexually exploit children and to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.usdoj.gov/psc. For more information about Internet safety education, please visit www.usdoj.gov/psc and click on the tab “Resources.”

A copy of this press release may be found on the website of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia at http://www.justice.gov/usao/vae.