Ashburn Man Pleads Guilty to Child Pornography Charge

A 53-year-old Ashburn man faces up to 20 years in federal prison after pleading guilty today to receipt of child pornography.

According to the statement of facts filed with the plea agreement in Federal District Court, between February and March 2015, the FBI identified an IP address in Fairfax accessing child pornography.  Based on that investigation, officers executed a federal search warrant on a business in Fairfax where Roger Wheaten Webb worked. During the search, several electronic devices were located and reviewed, including a Dell computer and a flash drive that contained more than 5,000 image files and 300 video files of child pornography. The analysis of the computer confirmed that it had been used to download child pornography from the Internet using peer-to-peer software.

When interviewed, Webb admitted that he had used the business’s computer to access, receive, and download child pornography and that he had transferred and stored child pornography to an external drive or flash drive he possessed.

The charge carries a sentence of five to 20 years in prison. Sentencing is scheduled for April 21.

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