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Man gets 315 years prison for child porn crimes

By Agence France-Presse
Tuesday, November 22, 2011 20:12 EDT
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WASHINGTON — A man in the midwestern US state of Indiana was sentenced to 315 years behind bars for producing and distributing child pornography, the Justice Department said Tuesday.

David Bostic, 25, “committed heinous acts of sexual abuse against the most vulnerable in our society,” said Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer with the Justice Department’s Criminal Division.

The case is “one of the most significant child pornography matters ever investigated” by Federal Bureau of Investigations agents, said Michael Welch of the FBI’s Cyber Division.

The case resulted in “the identification and rescue of approximately two dozen children from inside and outside the United States,” Welch said.

US Attorney Joseph Hogsett of the Southern District of Indiana said that Bostic was “among the most dangerous offenders ever prosecuted” by his office.

In June, Bostic pleaded guilty to producing child pornography images of five children, all four years old or younger, including a two month-old infant. He then swapped some of the images online with individuals around the world for other child pornography.

The case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a national initiative the Justice Department launched in May 2006 to combat a surge in child sexual exploitation and abuse.

“No prison term can undo the pain and suffering Mr. Bostic has caused,” Breuer said. “But today’s sentence sends a strong message that child sexual exploitation will be punished severely.”

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