Police: Man sentenced to 3 years in prison for possession of child pornography
Charges resulted in investigation of file sharing programs, officials say
MAUSTON, Wis. — A Necedah man was ordered to spend the next three years in prison for five counts of possession of child pornography, according to a release.
Bradley Carver, 56, was sentenced after pleading no contest to the five counts of possession of child pornography in November 2012, according to the release. Carver was also ordered to serve seven years on extended supervision following his release from prison.
Officials say Carver was ordered to pay a child pornography surcharge of $500 for each of the 20 charged images for a total of $10,000.
The charges resulted from an investigation by the Wood County Sheriff’s Department into the use of peer-to-peer file-sharing programs for distribution of child pornography, according to the release.
According to the release, a Wood County investigator was able to monitor traffic on the peer-to-peer software and saw files suspected to be child pornography distributed through an Internet protocol address that was determined to be assigned to the defendant.
Officials say the criminal complaint alleged that when a search warrant was conducted of the defendant’s computer and digital storage devices, more than 10,000 images and videos of suspected child pornography and child erotica were recovered by investigators.
According to the release, the Department of Justice found that Carver had tens of thousands of additional pictures and videos that had been deleted from his computer.