North Carolina man sentenced to 10 years in child porn case

North Carolina

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man convicted of receiving child pornography was sentenced to 10 years in prison Tuesday, the U.S. Justice Department announced.

Dustin Lee Bishop, of Raleigh, was also given eight years of supervised release and was ordered by a federal judge to pay more than $19,000 to victims identified in the investigation, according to a statement from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Eastern District of North Carolina.

The 32-year-old pleaded guilty to the single count in a November plea agreement, officials said.

State and federal authorities began investigating Bishop in September 2017 after the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children received a tip from Google about an online account suspected of uploading child pornography, the statement said. Bishop was arrested in February 2018 when FBI agents and Raleigh police traced him to the account, according to federal prosecutors.

The FBI seized dozens of electronic devices and six DVDs from Bishop’s home during the investigation, which revealed 9,000 images and 800 videos containing child pornography, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.

He allegedly admitted to receiving, trading and possessing the material, investigators reported.

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