Lynchburg man sentenced to 10 years on federal child porn charge

Gary Williamson

Gary Williamson

From the U.S. Attorney’s office: A former Colonel with the Virginia National Guard, who pled guilty in July to a federal child pornography charge, was sentenced today in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Lynchburg. Gary Williamson, 54, of Lynchburg, Va., previously waived his right to be indicted and pled guilty to a one-count Information charging him with knowingly receiving and distributing child pornography. Forensic analysis of the defendant’s computer and other media storage devices showed he possessed more than 2,000 images of child pornography, many of which he distributed via the subject website bulletin boards and email.This morning in District Court, Williamson was sentenced to 120 months of federal incarceration. The defendant was also ordered to pay $5,000 in restitution and will be required to register as a sex offender upon his release from prison.

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