Thursday, July 2, 2009

Joseph McNealy Sentenced for Possession of Child Porn


Joseph McNealy, a former Jackson computer systems administrator, was sentenced on Thursday to 70 months in prison for receiving and possessing images of child pornography, federal officials said.

McNealy, 39, was also sentenced to lifetime supervised release following his term in prison and was ordered to pay a $2,000 fine, federal officials said.

McNealy was found guilty in March after a four-day jury trial in Natchez, officials said.

Federal investigators discovered image files of child pornography on McNealy’s home computer on Sept. 14, 2004, officials said.

According to testimony presented at trial, McNealy received the child pornography from Internet newsgroups and Web sites between 2003 and 2004.

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