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Livingston County Man Gets 30 Years In Child Porn Case

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LIVINGSTON COUNTY (WWJ) - A Livingston County man was sentenced to 30 years in federal prison after having pleaded guilty to production of child pornography and transportation of a minor with the intent to engage in criminal sexual activity.

United States Attorney Barbara L. McQuade announced the sentence for 52-year-old Marcus Wilson of Livingston County.

According to court records, Wilson posed two minor boys, naked, in front of his webcam and broadcasted the images to individuals around the country through Skype.

Investigators say Wilson was discovered after an international child exploitation investigation led to a man in Texas with whom Wilson was Skyping. When Wilson was arrested, he was wearing only his underwear and was on Skype with four live video chats on his screen.

Messages between the individuals online and Wilson suggested that Wilson was about to put the minor boys, naked, in front of his webcam, according to investigators.

Court records show a subsequent search of Wilson’s computer revealed that Wilson primarily shared images of the minor boys with the man in Texas who would Skype naked images of another minor boy in return.

Police say Wilson also admitted to sexually abusing a minor boy at home and on a business trip to Chicago.

McQuade said today’s technology enables predators to exploit children with ease, but it also enables investigators to apprehend them.

Wilson was arrested in December of 2010 by agents of Homeland Security Investigations who led the investigation. McQuade praised the work of Homeland Security Investigations whose dedication and skill led to the identification and arrest of Wilson within 24 hours of receiving the information from Texas.

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