Escambia Sex Offender Sentenced To 40 Years For Receipt Of Child Pornography

September 12, 2018

A registered sex offender living in Escambia County will spend what will likely be the rest of life in prison on child porn charges.

John William Hall, 61, was sentenced to 40 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to receipt of child pornography.

In 2017, Homeland Security Investigations interviewed a teenage girl whose image had appeared in child pornography recovered in Canada. The girl identified herself in the pornographic pictures and told investigators they were taken when she was around 13 or 14 years old. She said some of the photographs had been taken at Hall’s residence in Pensacola.

In June 2017, law enforcement officers seized Hall’s computers and cellular telephones. A review of Hall’s computer revealed numerous images of child pornography, including pornographic images of children under the age of 12. The investigation showed that Hall had also searched for child pornography on a Russian website known for the distribution of child pornography.

U.S. Attorney Canova said: “Thanks to the hard work of our law enforcement partners and prosecutors, this predator will never be able to hurt another child. This 40-year sentence should serve as a warning to those who would victimize vulnerable children.”

“Justice was served in this case, as this predator received what is essentially a life sentence in prison for his crimes against children,” said HSI Tampa Special Agent in Charge James C. Spero.

The case was investigated by the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigations, Mobile and Pensacola Offices.

Comments

2 Responses to “Escambia Sex Offender Sentenced To 40 Years For Receipt Of Child Pornography”

  1. Carl on September 12th, 2018 4:31 pm

    Another reason ICE should never be abolished. Great job officers.

  2. Pops on September 12th, 2018 10:14 am

    Good!





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