Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney Charles M. Oberly III of the District of Delaware and Special Agent in Charge Richard A. McFeely of the FBI’s Baltimore Division announced on Friday, March 16, 2012 that a New Castle, Del., man pleaded guilty to one count of transportation of child pornography,
40 year old David Osborn pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Richard G. Andrews in the District of Delaware. Osborn was identified by the FBI through reports of child pornography trafficking provided by AOL LLC to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) according to statements made at today’s hearing and documents filed in court. Internet service providers, such as AOL, under federal law, are required to report suspected child pornography being transmitted over their servers to NCMEC, which then directs these “cybertips” to the appropriate law enforcement agency. A particular online username, later linked to Osborn as reported by AOL, had been used to trade images of child pornography with another computer user in South Florida. Federal agents executed a search warrant at Osborn’s New Castle residence and arrested Osborn on May 26, 2011, after finding more than 700 images of child pornography on his computer equipment. Law enforcement agents found numerous images of child pornography when they searched Osborn’s email account. Images of girls, ranging from pre-pubescence to mid-teen age, engaged in various sexual acts or posing lasciviously were included in Osborn’s child pornography collection. For a number of years Osborn had been receiving and distributing images of child pornography which was indicated by the forensic data found on the equipment. More than 500 internet chat logs between Osborn and others regarding child sexual exploitation were found on Osborn’s computer equipment. In the past, Osborn worked as a school bus driver, substitute teacher and with the Newport, Del., chapter of Job’s Daughters, a youth organization for girls , according to information provided at court hearings, At sentencing, Osborn faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison and mandatory minimum sentence of five years in prison. Following his prison sentence of five years to life, Osborn also faces a term of supervised release, and will be required to register as a sex offender in any jurisdiction in which he works, lives, or attends school. After his arrest since May 26, 2011, Osborn has been detained. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Edward J. McAndrew of the District of Delaware and investigated by the FBI and Trial Attorney Andrew McCormack of the Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section in the Justice Department’s Criminal Division.
Visit the NCMEC’s website at: www.missingkids.com for more information about reporting online child exploitation to the national CyberTipline. Visit www.justice.gov/psc for more information about the Department of Justice’s Project Safe Childhood program.
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