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Justice Department Sentences Facebook Child Porn Conspirators

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Two Wisconsin men and a Missouri man were sentenced to prison for their role in a conspiracy to advertise, distribute and possess child pornography.

Daniel Slott, 44, of Merrill, Wis., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Richard L. Voorhees in the Western District of North Carolina to serve 228 months in prison and lifetime supervised release. Brian Slott, 42, of Merrill, was sentenced by Judge Voorhees to serve 180 months in prison and lifetime supervised release. Henry Wright, 50, of Jefferson County, Mo., was sentenced yesterday by Judge Voorhees to serve 70 months in prison and 10 years of supervised release. Following their release, all three co-conspirators must register as sex offenders.

In November 2010, a grand jury charged six individuals, including Brian Slott, Daniel Slott and Wright, with conspiracy to advertise, distribute and possess child pornography.  All three pleaded guilty to the charges in July 2011.

According to filed court documents and court proceedings, Brian Slott, Daniel Slott and Wright engaged in a conspiracy with others to share child pornography on Facebook.  Court records indicate that all three were members of several Facebook groups dedicated to sharing child pornography and child erotica, including groups called “girls girls girls :)” and “little girls love to play to :).”  These groups contained over 10,000 images of child pornography and child erotica.

Three co-conspirators were sentenced earlier this fall: James Byrd was sentenced in August 2012 to serve 87 months in prison; David Large was sentenced in October 2012 to 70 months in prison; and Michael Engelking was sentenced in October 2012 to serve 210 months.

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