SPOKANE, WA - A 21-year-old Kennewick man will spend 12 years behind bars in a federal prison for distribution child pornography.
On Tuesday, Brandon Gregory Wilder was sentenced to a 12 year term of imprisonment, followed by a life term of court supervision after he is released from federal prison. Back in July, Wilder pleaded guilty to Distribution of Child Pornography.
According to information released during the court proceedings, in March 2012, the United States Secret Service conducted an online undercover investigation to identity those possessing and distributing child pornography on the Internet using peer to peer file sharing software.
As a result of the investigation, in April 2012, Secret Service agents executed a search warrant at Wilder's residence, and found his computer, which contained 237 videos and 64 still images of child pornography. Some of the videos depicted minors in bondage, and a number of the child pornography images were of children under the age of 12 years.
United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington Michael Ormsby said, "The sentence imposed in this case reflects how serious the crime of distributing child pornography truly is. The United States Attorney's Office in the Eastern District of Washington continues to prioritize the investigation and prosecution of child pornography crimes. I commend the United States Secret Service agents who aggressively investigated this case."