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Updated: Former Airman Gets 5 Years in Prison for Child Porn

Posted: 10/12/2017 03:50:00 -04:00 Updated:

WILMINGTON, Del. (WBOC/AP)- Federal prosecutors say a former airman at Dover Air Force Base will serve five years in prison for amassing what they described as a horrifying collection of child pornography while using sophisticated computer technology to hide his identity.

Twenty-seven-year-old Robert Z. Hollingsworth, of Bryon, Ill. was arrested in January. He was sentenced Thursday after pleading guilty in June to one count of possession of child pornography of a minor under 12 years of age. 

Prosecutors said investigators collected over 10,000 photos and 3,000 videos of more than 160 children, 16 of whom have submitted victim impact statements. 

Prior to sentencing, prosecutors said Hollingsworth's crimes warranted at least seven years in prison. They said he deserved no leniency for serving in the military but, if anything, should be held to a higher standard for wearing a uniform.

After the completion of his prison term, Hollingsworth will be placed on 10 years of supervised release.

 

 

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