Man Sentenced to 78 Months for Possessing, Sharing Child Pornography
MEMPHIS, TN—A 24-year-old man in Halls, Tennessee has been sentenced to 78 months in prison for possessing and distributing child pornography.
According to a federal indictment, on August 30, 2012, Lindell “Logan” Luck intentionally distributed computer images and video files of minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct. Luck downloaded and shared the images using his ASUS Notebook computer.
According to statements made in court, Memphis Child Exploitation Task Force agents signed into a peer-to-peer file sharing network to identify potential program users who may have been in possession of or sharing child pornography. This file sharing network enabled users to exchange digital music, images, and videos directly without going through central servers. A program user could search for files made available by all other users, browse all files made available by a particular user, and download desired files.
While using the network, agents performed a “browse request” and received a response from an IP address associated with a computer later determined to be at Luck’s residence in Halls, Tennessee, according to court statements. Law enforcement officials discovered that the computer contained multiple files depicting minor children engaged in sexually explicit conduct.
On October 24, 2012, police officers executed a search warrant and seized Luck’s computer. A forensic examination revealed that the device contained visual depictions of minors under the age of 12 engaging in sexually explicit conduct as well as other child pornographic files.
Luck was charged with one count of distribution of child pornography and two counts of possession of child pornography. This week, he was sentenced to 78 months’ imprisonment and five years of supervised release by Judge Samuel H. Mays.
The case was investigated by the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Both agencies are members of the Memphis Child Exploitation Task Force. Assistant U.S. Attorney Leetra Harris prosecuted the case on the government’s behalf.