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Newton County man sentenced to 10 years for child pornography

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A 61-year-old Deweyville man has been sentenced to federal prison for child pornography violations.  

According to a news release from the office of U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today,  Mark James Frederick pleaded guilty on Oct. 30, 2012, to possession of child pornography and was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison.

The sentence was handed down Thursday before U.S. District Judge Ron Clark.

According to information presented in court, on Jan. 14, 2011, police received a report claiming a minor had been sexually assaulted by Frederick. The minor provided a statement to police that Frederick sexually assaulted her on several occasions, and, on at least one occasion, took Polaroid photographs of her engaged in actual or simulated sexual acts. Federal officials executed a search warrant at Frederick's residence in Deweyville, and seized a laptop computer and numerous compact discs. Although photographs of the minor were not found, a forensic examination of the seized items revealed more than 600 images of child pornography. Some of the material included prepubescent children under the age of 12 engaged in sexually explicit conduct.

Frederick was indicted by a federal grand jury on Sep. 5, 2012, and charged with child pornography violations.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice. It was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Newton County Sheriff's Office and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Christopher T. Tortorice.

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