Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Timothy Paul Green - Guilty sadistic child porn

The 4-year-old was screaming while being raped, she told the judge.

A federal judge sentenced a Kingsland man to serve seven years and four months in prison today for possessing child pornography including a video of a 4-year-old being raped.

Timothy Paul Green, 42, had the video and more than 100 other electronic images of child pornography on his laptop computer when he was arrested at a Camden County motel in October, 2006, an FBI investigation showed.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Julie Wade described the pornography to Senior U.S. District Judge Anthony Alaimo before he sentenced Green, who is unemployed.

Green’s large collection of pornography included digital photographs and more than 85 videos depicting young children engaged in sex acts with adult men, Wade told the judge.

The children appeared to be 12 years old and younger, Wade said.

The 4-year-old was screaming while being raped, she told the judge. Wade did not say whether the victim was a boy or girl.

Green’s attorney, Newell Hamilton Jr., had argued for leniency telling Alaimo that Green obtained the pornography while using cocaine heavily because of “great despair” over the death of his father.

Green also turned to cocaine and child pornography after he was injured while working on a dredge barge, Hamilton said.

“There is no evidence he [Green] is in [illicit] contact with children, and no evidence he was involved in distribution of child pornography,” Hamilton said.

Disabled and unable to work, Green spent his settlement money on cocaine and child pornography, Hamilton said.

Wade refuted that argument.
“The fact that the defendant [Green] had too much time and too much money on his hands doesn’t negate the severity of the child pornography,” Wade said.

Arresting officers found marijuana and other drugs in Green’s motel room, she said.
The investigation showed Green had the laptop computer containing the pornography before his father died, testified Scott Riggs, a federal probation officer.

Since his arrest, Green has cooperated with FBI agents who continue to investigate the source of the child pornography, Hamilton said.

That cooperation included Green pointing out a Jacksonville house where he said he obtained pornography, and identifying a man who may have been in one of the videos, Hamilton said.

Except to respond to Alaimo’s questions, Green said nothing before being sentenced.
Alaimo sentenced Green to a prison term in the middle of the penalty range recommended by federal sentencing guidelines in the case.

Green must serve at least 85 percent of the sentence before becoming eligible for release because there is no federal parole.

Green remains free on $50,000 bail but must continue wearing an electronic monitoring device until he reports to begin serving his sentence in 30 days, the judge ordered.

Green pleaded guilty Aug. 23 to one count of possession of child pornography.

The child pornography was discovered on Oct. 10, 2006 when Kingsland police and Camden County drug task force investigators searched a motel room rented by Green, FBI Special Agent Joshua Hayes previously testified.

Investigators were acting on a tip that Green had illegal drugs and weapons there, Hayes testified.

The government dismissed eight charges of receiving child pornography against Green, a plea agreement showed.

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