A 42-year-old resident of Coushatta in Louisiana, Paul Andrew Talley was sentenced this Wednesday to 10 years imprisonment for accessing the internet with Intent to view Child Pornography. Sentencing was handed down by U.S District Judge S. Maurice Hicks Jr. in a federal court.
Paul Andrew Talley Registered Sex Offender or Child Predator Link
At the time of his arrest in August 2015, Police claim they found that Talley was regularly accessing an anonymous “Dark Web” child porn site on his computer. In the time he had become a regular at the site, he had accumulated a stash of over 2,300 images of explicit content involving children..
This case was prosecuted by U.S Assistant AttorneySeth D. Reeg and investigations facilitated by the FBI, local law enforcement in Louisiana and Project SafeChildhood, an establishment set up the Department of Justice. This project is aimed towards identifying, arresting and prosecuting people who sexually abuse and exploit children by combining local, federal and state resources as well as law enforcement to root out these individuals polluting the internet, and rescue children victimized in these exploitation schemes.
The Dark Net consists of social platforms, forums, and websites that provide anonymity to the user, which is often taken advantage of to encourage illegal activity through the sale of contraband goods and services including drugs and child pornography, as well as providing a somewhat anonymous haven for hackers and individuals who perpetrate online fraud.
Talley pleaded guilty on April 11th this year to accessing the internet with intent to view child pornography, and in addition to his 10-year-sentence will have to register as a sex offender and go through 5 years of supervised release.