Raleigh Man Sentenced for Receipt of Child Pornography
GREENVILLE—United States Attorney Thomas G. Walker announced that in federal court today Senior United States District Judge Malcolm J. Howard sentenced Wallace Edwin Perry, Jr., 28, of Raleigh, North Carolina, to 188 months’ imprisonment, followed by 15 years of supervised release. A criminal information was filed on December 9, 2013, charging receipt of child pornography, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 2252(a)(2). On February 10, 2014, Perry pled guilty to the charge.
According to the investigation, in February, 2012, Cary Police Department initiated an investigation related to the peer-to-peer sharing of child pornography. From February 2012 to August 2012, an undercover agent identified a computer offering to share files containing child pornography. A search warrant was obtained and executed in September 2012. Computer forensics revealed over 20,000 images of child pornography.
The criminal investigation of this case was conducted by the Cary Police, the Raleigh Police Department, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant United States Attorney Ethan A. Ontjes is handling the prosecution on behalf of the Eastern District of North Carolina.
This case was part of the Project Safe Childhood initiative, a national program aimed at ensuring that criminals exploiting children are effectively prosecuted by making full use of all available law enforcement resources at every level. For more information about this important national project, Project Safe Childhood, go to www.projectsafechildhood.gov.