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Sharpsburg man gets 5 years for receiving child porn

April 30, 2010

BALTIMORE -- A Sharpsburg man was sentenced Thursday to five years in prison for receiving child pornography, according to a press release from the office of the U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland.

As part of a plea agreement, Mathew Droneburg, 24, of Sharpsburg, also was sentenced to 25 years of supervised release after he serves his prison sentence and was ordered to pay a $5,000 fine by U.S. District Judge Richard D. Bennett, according to the release.

Droneburg attempted three times to purchase subscriptions to child pornography websites between Aug. 28 and Sept. 1, 2007, according to the release.

On Sept. 5, 2008, FBI special agents conducted a federal search warrant at Droneburg's residence, according to the release. Droneburg admitted that he purchased multiple memberships to child pornography websites, according to the release.

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During the search, a binder containing printouts of child pornography was discovered and Droneburg admitted to accessing and printing all of the images from the Internet, according to the release.

Droneburg also had three CDs at his residence containing six videos of child pornography and also had between 300 and 600 images of child pornography, including images portraying sadistic or masochist conduct or other depictions of violence, according to the release.

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

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