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Pocomoke City Man Goes to Prison for Distributing Child Porn

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SNOW HILL, Md.- A Pocomoke City man has been sentenced to two decades behind bars after being convicted of distributing child pornography.

Darrell Richardson, 60, appeared in Worcester County Circuit Court on Wednesday where Judge Beau H. Oglesby sentenced him to a total of 30 years’ incarceration with all but 20 years suspended for convictions on three counts of distribution of child porn. Upon his release, Richardson will be on five years of supervised probation and is required to register as a Tier II sex offender for 25 years.

The charges stem from a cyber tip received by the Worcester County Bureau of Investigation from the Maryland Internet Crimes Against Children Taskforce back in February.

The cyber tip involved child pornography videos, which were traced by investigators to an IP address used by Richardson. Investigators  obtained a search and seizure warrant for Richardson’s electronic devices and discovered that he had distributed pornographic images and videos involving children via email to other online users.

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