Loudoun Man Gets 15-year Sentence on Child Porn Charges

John Wayne Bruce, Jr., 49, of Loudoun County was sentenced to 15 years, 10 months in prison after pleading guilty to three counts of reproduction and 10 counts of possession of child pornography.

Evidence presented in court showed that investigators with the Northern Virginia–D.C. Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force initially detected Bruce in 2017 trading child pornography over a peer-to-peer network online. Officers subsequently executed a search warrant on Bruce’s home seeking evidence related to the possession and distribution of child pornography. Officers seized his computer and various digital storage devices, and a subsequent forensic examination of the material found hundreds of video and image files of child pornography on two hard drives. The child pornography featured children as young as toddlers, many of whom have been identified by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children as abuse victims in prior law enforcement investigations.

Attorney General Mark R. Herring issued a statement hailing the sentence.

“With this strong sentence another dangerous predator is off our streets and out of our community,”Herring stated. “A 15-year sentence sends an important message that Virginia will not tolerate disgusting crimes like these. Individuals who exploit children and rob them of their innocence by producing and possessing child pornography will be brought to justice. I want to thank my team and the our local law enforcement partners who worked hard on this case.”

In addition to his prison sentence, Bruce will be required to pay $1,300 in restitution as well as register as a sex offender.

2 thoughts on “Loudoun Man Gets 15-year Sentence on Child Porn Charges

  • 2019-10-24 at 8:03 pm
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    Why should taxpayers have to pay for a sub human like this? I have no doubt that 99% of the people would not question giving this creep a bullet to the head.

  • 2019-10-24 at 9:39 pm
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    Good candidate to be in charge of book selection at Loudoun Public Schools

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