RICHMOND, Va. – A New Zealand man was sentenced right this moment to 21 years in jail for manufacturing of kid pornography.
In accordance with courtroom paperwork, between February and March 2018, Troy George Skinner, 28, interacted with a minor youngster on-line and used the kid to provide quite a few movies and picture information of kid pornography.
In accordance with the Assertion of Details filed with the plea settlement, on June 20, 2018, Skinner departed from Auckland, New Zealand, en path to Virginia. On June 22, 2018, Skinner traveled to the sufferer’s residence in Goochland, the situation of which he discovered in his on-line conversations with the minor sufferer. Upon arriving on the sufferer’s residence in Goochland, the defendant approached the home and tried to talk to relations inside. Skinner threw a paving stone by way of the glass window of the kitchen door to the home and tried to enter. After a number of verbal warnings, the sufferer’s mom fired a handgun to forestall Skinner from getting into the house, placing him as soon as within the neck. Skinner fled from the home however collapsed in a neighbor’s yard, the place he was apprehended by members of the Goochland County Sheriff’s Workplace.
In accordance with further courtroom filings submitted by the federal government, a search on the scene of Skinner’s belongings revealed duct tape, pepper spray, and a folding pocketknife. Officers additionally seized two cellphones from Skinner, which investigators later decided contained pictures of kid pornography depicting the minor sufferer. U.S. authorities additionally made a mutual authorized help request to officers with the federal government of New Zealand. New Zealand investigators executed a search warrant on the defendant’s house in New Zealand and carried out a forensic examination of the defendant’s laptop computer, and later offered to U.S. investigators a thumb drive containing 120 video and 56 picture information depicting the minor sufferer.
Jessica D. Aber, U.S. Legal professional for the Jap District of Virginia, and Stanley M. Meador, Particular Agent in Cost of the FBI’s Richmond Discipline Workplace, made the announcement after sentencing by U.S. District Choose M. Hannah Lauck.
The Goochland County Sherriff’s workplace offered vital help on this case.
Assistant U.S. Legal professional Brian R. Hood and former Assistant U.S. Legal professional Katherine Lee Martin prosecuted the case.
A replica of this press launch is positioned on the web site of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Jap District of Virginia. Associated courtroom paperwork and knowledge are positioned on the web site of the District Court for the Jap District of Virginia or on PACER by looking for Case No. 3:19-cr-19.