Former Chesapeake Sailor sentenced for child porn

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CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) — A Chesapeake man and former Sailor was sentenced Friday to more than 8 years in prison for possession of child pornography.

Chief United States District Judge Rebecca Beach Smith sentenced 23-year-old Patrick Ryan Hudson to 97 months in prison, followed by 180 months of supervised release, according to Deanna Warren with the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia.

Hudson pleaded guilty to a criminal information on October 29, Warren said.

According to court documents, in late 2012 Hudson was an active duty Navy sailor stationed in Hampton Roads. Undercover agents of Homeland Security Investigations discovered Hudson sharing child pornography through an online peer-to-peer file sharing service. The Naval Criminal Investigative Service also downloaded contraband images from Hudson’s computer.

NCIS and HSI special agents executed a federal search warrant at Hudson’s Chesapeake residence and recovered a computer belonging to Hudson containing hundreds of videos and images of child pornography. Hudson admitted to investigators that he had amassed a collection of child pornography on his computer through a peer-to-peer file sharing program.

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