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Man gets 5 years on child porn charge

May 12, 2009

BALTIMORE -- A Hagerstown man was sentenced to five years in prison Monday for distribution of child pornography, according to U.S. Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein.

Levi Matthew Chambers, 27, will also have 10 years of supervised release after the sentence, Rosenstein said in a news release.

The sentence was handed down by U.S. District Judge Catherine C. Blake.

A federal search warrant was executed at Chambers' residence on Aug. 28, 2008. During an interview with the FBI, Chambers admitted to using a file-sharing program to search for child pornography on the Internet, the release said.

Chambers told investigators that his computer contained images documenting the sexual abuse of 10-year-old children, the release said.

The case was brought up as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. The effort was launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice.

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