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Skipper sentenced in '17 federal child porn case

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A Roanoke Rapids man who last year was indicted on federal child pornography counts was sentenced to 70 months in prison last week, according to court records.

District Judge Terrence Boyle on March 20 sentenced Christopher Van Skipper, records in the online case file show.

Upon completion of the sentence Boyle recommended five years of supervised release with a special assessment of $100.

Skipper pled guilty to receipt of child pornography, which was listed as Count 2 in the indictment.

The judge dismissed Count 1 filed against Skipper as well as counts 3-11.

Boyle recommended Skipper serve his time at the federal prison in Petersburg.

In addition to the supervised release requirement and the assessment fee, Boyle ordered Skipper to cooperate in the collection of DNA and comply with requirements of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act.

In the original indictment, which was returned September 8 of last year, the federal grand jury charged in counts 1 through 10 — receipt of child pornorgraphy — Skipper, beginning on April 14 of last year, did knowingly receive digital and computer images in files which had been mailed, shipped and transported in interstate and foreign commerce.

According to the indictment, the productions involved the use of a minor engaging in sexually explicit conduct and were depictions of such conduct.

In count 11 — possession of child pornography — the grand jury charged Skipper knowingly possessed media containing digital and computer images, the production of which involved the use of one or more prepubescent minor or a minor who had not attained 12 years of age engaging in sexually explicit conduct, and which images visually depicted such conduct.

 

 

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