Man Arraigned on Child Pornography Charges
|U.S. Attorney’s Office October 18, 2012|
United States Attorney Laura E. Duffy announced the unsealing of a criminal indictment today charging Howard Willie Carter, II with receipt and possession of images of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct. Carter was arraigned today in federal court in San Diego before United States Magistrate Judge Jan M. Adler.
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agents arrested Carter in San Diego the morning of Wednesday, October 17, 2012.
Magistrate Judge Adler ordered Carter held in custody pending a detention hearing on October 23, 2012, at 2:00 p.m.
The case is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Howard Willie Carter, II
Summary of Charges
Title 18, United States Code, Section 2252(a)(2)—receipt of images of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct (two counts); maximum penalty (per count): not less than five years and not more than 20 years in prison
Title 18, United States Code, Section 2252(a)(4)(B)—possession of images of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct (one count); maximum penalty: 10 years in prison
Federal Bureau of Investigation
An indictment itself is not evidence that the defendant committed the crimes charged. The defendant is presumed innocent until the government meets its burden in court of proving guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.