Score:   1
Docket Number:   MD-GA  1:19-cr-00031
Case Name:   UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. KING
  Press Releases:
ALBANY, Ga. — A Pelham, Georgia man has pleaded guilty to federal child pornography charges, said Charles “Charlie” Peeler, the U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia. Michael S. King, 41, of Pelham, entered a guilty plea today to count one of his indictment charging him with distribution of child pornography before U.S. District Judge Leslie Gardner. The defendant faces a maximum sentence of twenty years in prison, a maximum fine of $250,000 and a term of supervised release of up to life for his crime. A sentencing date has not been scheduled.

Mr. King’s illegal activity was discovered on August 13, 2018 during an investigation conducted by Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). Using the name “SilentDream1977”, the defendant uploaded and distributed images of child pornography on the Kik App, an online instant messaging application. The defendant also used the name “Silent Dream 78” on the Kik App. HSI agents, with assistance from the Pelham Police Department, executed a search warrant at the defendant’s residence on January 17, 2019. Mr. King had two desktop computers, a laptop, iPad, iPhone and two thumb drives, all containing child pornography. Mr. King admitted he had been possessing, downloading and viewing child pornography “for forever.”

“The distribution of child pornography online is in our own backyards, not just in a distant city in another country,” said Charlie Peeler, the U.S. Attorney. “These are not nameless victims, but real children who are being horribly abused and hurt. These children are victimized every time the images are shared and viewed. We will prosecute child pornography distributors to the fullest extent allowed by law. I want to thank HSI and the Pelham Police Department for their work protecting children and tracking down child perpetrators.”                                                                                                                   

“While shutting down this defendant’s heinous activity will never bring back the innocence that these children lost, it should serve as a message that these types of criminals cannot hide behind the anonymity of a computer screen,” said acting Special Agent in Charge Robert Hammer, who oversees HSI operations in Alabama and Georgia. “HSI and its law enforcement partners throughout the country have the tools to identify and shutdown these perpetrators who re-victimize these children every time they share these disgusting images.”

The case was investigated by HSI and the Pelham Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jim Crane is prosecuting the case for the Government. Questions can be directed to Pamela Lightsey, Public Information Officer, United States Attorney’s Office, at (478) 621-2603 or Melissa Hodges, Public Affairs Director (Contractor), United States Attorney’s Office, at (478) 765-2362.

Docket (0 Docs):   https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1R1B9WoBe5d4j29YEvlaxcWNjE7LBWwYeFBwNNoy6dkY/edit#gid=0
  Last Updated: 2020-10-28 14:41:24 UTC
Description: The fiscal year of the data file obtained from the AOUSC
Format: YYYY

Description: The code of the federal judicial circuit where the case was located
Format: A2

Description: The code of the federal judicial district where the case was located
Format: A2

Description: The code of the district office where the case was located
Format: A2

Description: Docket number assigned by the district to the case
Format: A7

Description: A unique number assigned to each defendant in a case which cannot be modified by the court
Format: A3

Description: A unique number assigned to each defendant in a case which can be modified by the court
Format: A3

Description: A sequential number indicating whether a case is an original proceeding or a reopen
Format: N5

Description: Case type associated with the current defendant record
Format: A2

Description: A concatenation of district, office, docket number, case type, defendant number, and reopen sequence number
Format: A18

Description: A concatenation of district, office, docket number, case type, and reopen sequence number
Format: A15

Description: The status of the defendant as assigned by the AOUSC
Format: A2

Description: A code indicating the fugitive status of a defendant
Format: A1

Description: The date upon which a defendant became a fugitive
Format: YYYYMMDD

Description: The date upon which a fugitive defendant was taken into custody
Format: YYYYMMDD

Description: The date when a case was first docketed in the district court
Format: YYYYMMDD

Description: The date upon which proceedings in a case commenced on charges pending in the district court where the defendant appeared, or the date of the defendant’s felony-waiver of indictment
Format: YYYYMMDD

Description: A code used to identify the nature of the proceeding
Format: N2

Description: The date when a defendant first appeared before a judicial officer in the district court where a charge was pending
Format: YYYYMMDD

Description: A code indicating the event by which a defendant appeared before a judicial officer in the district court where a charge was pending
Format: A2

Description: A code indicating the type of legal counsel assigned to a defendant
Format: N2

Description: The title and section of the U.S. Code applicable to the offense committed which carried the highest severity
Format: A20

Description: A code indicating the level of offense associated with FTITLE1
Format: N2

Description: The four digit AO offense code associated with FTITLE1
Format: A4

Description: The four digit D2 offense code associated with FTITLE1
Format: A4

Description: A code indicating the severity associated with FTITLE1
Format: A3

Description: The title and section of the U.S. Code applicable to the offense committed which carried the second highest severity
Format: A20

Description: A code indicating the level of offense associated with FTITLE2
Format: N2

Description: The four digit AO offense code associated with FTITLE2
Format: A4

Description: The four digit D2 offense code associated with FTITLE2
Format: A4

Description: A code indicating the severity associated with FTITLE2
Format: A3

Description: The FIPS code used to indicate the county or parish where an offense was committed
Format: A5

Description: The date of the last action taken on the record
Format: YYYYMMDD

Description: The date upon which judicial proceedings before the court concluded
Format: YYYYMMDD

Description: The date upon which the final sentence is recorded on the docket
Format: YYYYMMDD

Description: The date upon which the case was closed
Format: YYYYMMDD

Description: The total fine imposed at sentencing for all offenses of which the defendant was convicted and a fine was imposed
Format: N8

Description: A count of defendants filed including inter-district transfers
Format: N1

Description: A count of defendants filed excluding inter-district transfers
Format: N1

Description: A count of original proceedings commenced
Format: N1

Description: A count of defendants filed whose proceedings commenced by reopen, remand, appeal, or retrial
Format: N1

Description: A count of defendants terminated including interdistrict transfers
Format: N1

Description: A count of defendants terminated excluding interdistrict transfers
Format: N1

Description: A count of original proceedings terminated
Format: N1

Description: A count of defendants terminated whose proceedings commenced by reopen, remand, appeal, or retrial
Format: N1

Description: A count of defendants pending as of the last day of the period including long term fugitives
Format: N1

Description: A count of defendants pending as of the last day of the period excluding long term fugitives
Format: N1

Description: The source from which the data were loaded into the AOUSC’s NewSTATS database
Format: A10

Description: A sequential number indicating the iteration of the defendant record
Format: N2

Description: The date the record was loaded into the AOUSC’s NewSTATS database
Format: YYYYMMDD

Description: Statistical year ID label on data file obtained from the AOUSC which represents termination year
Format: YYYY

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