Silver Spring Man Pleads Guilty to Child Pornography

WASHINGTON, D.C.–Cornelius Magee, 36, of Silver Spring, Md., pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia Feb. 13 to a federal charge of possession of child pornography, U.S. Attorney Ronald C. Machen Jr. and FBI Washington Field Office assistant director Valerie Parlave announced.

According to prosecutors, Magee on Oct. 24, 2012 contacted an undercover officer of the FBI’s Child Exploitation Task Force and over a period of days sent the undercover officer two videos of child pornography that depicted adult men engaged in sexual acts with children.

He was arrested on Oct. 26. Members of the FBI’s Child Exploitation Task Force then conducted a search of Magee’s residence and found approximately 16 additional videos of child pornography on the defendant’s computer according to a news release by the U.S. attorney’s office.

Magee faces a maximum sentence of 10 years of imprisonment as well as a fine of $250,000. Under federal sentencing guidelines, he faces a likely sentencing range of 97 to 121 months in prison.

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