Former Marine Sentenced for Distributing Child Pornography

The Northwest RCFL provided assistance with the search of a subject's home and examination of his computers in a case that led to a guilty plea and a five year prison sentence for a decorated former Marine. Jefferson Franklin Williams of Salem, Oregon, faces both prison time and five years of supervised release for exchanging images of child pornography.

A decorated former Marine from Salem, Oregon, was sentenced today to five years in federal prison and five years of supervised release for distributing images of child pornography. Jefferson Franklin Williams of Salem, Oregon, pleaded guilty last year to the charges. 

An undercover operation led investigators to a computer belonging to Williams and his wife. The computer was used to access a peer-to-peer file sharing system; these programs allow individuals to download and exchange files using the Internet. A large number of child pornography images were subsequently found on the subject's computer. 

Members of the Northwest RCFL supported this case, assisting with the search of Williams' home and conducting the forensic examinations of Williams' computers.