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Child Exploitation
08/23/2013

Tennessee man sentenced to more than 10 years for child pornography

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A Knoxville, Tenn., man was sentenced on Thursday to 126 months in prison and 20 years' supervised release for distribution of child pornography.

According to prosecutors, Matthew Bren Goodlett, 33, was caught with more than 3,500 images and 150 videos of child exploitation.They described some of the materials as portraying "sadistic or masochistic conduct." Goodlett's illicit cache was discovered by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), following aprobe that began after he emailed child pornography to an Alaska email account in January 2012.

This investigation was part of Operation Predator,a nationwide HSI initiative to protect children from sexual predators, including those who travel overseas for sex with minors, Internet child pornographers, criminal alien sex offenders and child sex traffickers. HSI encourages the public to report suspected child predators and any suspicious activity through its toll-free hotline at 1-866-347-2423 or by completing its online tip form. Both are staffed around the clock by investigators.

Suspected child sexual exploitation or missing children may be reported to the NationalCenter for Missing & Exploited Children, an Operation Predator partner, viaits toll-free 24-hour hotline, 1-800-843-5678.

HSI is a founding member and current chair of the Virtual Global Taskforce, an international alliance of law enforcement agencies and private industry sector partners working together to prevent and deter online child sexual abuse.