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Child Pornography Conviction Results in 78 Months in Prison

District Court Judge Curtis V. Gomez on Thursday sentenced Donne W. Williams, 32, of St Thomas, to 78 months in prison and 15 years of supervised release for possessing child pornography, according to U.S. Attorney Ronald W. Sharpe and Ricardo Mayoral, acting special agent in charge of Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations San Juan and U.S. Virgin Islands.

In a news release announcing the sentence, Sharpe said Gomez also ordered Williams to register as a sex offender, perform 400 hours of community service, pay a fine of $5,000, pay $27,000 in restitution, and pay a special assessment of $100.

Williams pleaded guilty Oct. 8 to one count of possessing child pornography. According to court records, Williams used his laptop computer to download more than 600 child pornography images from a peer-to-peer file sharing network. Those images included adults having sexual intercourse with prepubescent females.

“Adults who engage in this type of crime should know that HSI will not rest until they are brought to justice,” said acting special agent in charge Mayoral. “We, working jointly with our local and federal partners, will continue using all resources available and robust investigative authorities to identify you, arrest you and prosecute you.”

Suspected child exploitation or missing children cases can be reported to the National
Center for Missing and Exploited Children via its toll-free, 24-hour hotline at 202-514-5678, or Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) at 340-693-2250.

This case was investigated by HSI and prosecuted by Assistant U.S Attorney Everard E. Potter. 

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