Kiddie Porn Puts Old Man Away for Next Decade

     MINNEAPOLIS (CN) – An old man who fed his appetite for child pornography even while appealing a prior conviction received a 10-year prison sentence Friday.
     The sentencing of 72-year-old Frank Russell McCoy comes over three months after he was found guilty in Minnesota of child-pornography possession after a two-day trial.
     A handout on this morning’s sentencing says McCoy has “for years … written and distributed short stories describing extreme sexual abuse and other acts of violence perpetrated against very young children.”
     McCoy was appealing a conviction related to “one such story” in December 2013 when he “amassed a large numbers of computers and related equipment in his home in Minnesota that … contained dozens of videos of child exploitation,” the Justice Department said.
     Though McCoy had installed forensic wiping software on his computers to destroy any evidence of child-exploitation images, “he had transferred the majority of those files onto a portable video player device just before” authorities seized his stash.
     McCoy’s latest conviction occurred on Dec. 8, 2015. In addition to the 121-month prison sentence, U.S. District Judge Patrick Schiltz handed him a 10-year term of supervised release.
     The conviction McCoy had been appealing in 2013 while out on bond occurred in the Middle District of Georgia. He was found guilty of one count of transportation of obscene matters after sending one his stories via the Internet to an undercover agent with Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations (ICE-HSI).

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