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Child Exploitation

Mississippi man sentenced to 97 months in federal prison for possession of child pornography

JACKSON, Miss — A former Flowood, Miss., man was sentenced in U.S. District Court to serve 97 months in federal prison for possession of child pornography, following an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), and the Flowood Police Department. Boyington was also ordered to register as a sex offender.

ICE HSI special agents discovered Cameron Boyington, 32, chatting online about his desires to have sex with a child. During this chat session, Boyington also uploaded sexual explicit images of young girls to an Internet website devoted to persons actively uploading and trading child pornography images throughout the United States. Boyington pleaded guilty in July 2011.

"ICE HSI will aggressively use its investigative authorities to identify and arrest individuals who seek to sexually exploit children in this manner," said Raymond R. Parmer, Jr., special agent in charge of ICE HSI in New Orleans. "We are committed to protecting our communities by bringing to justice these child predators. They are a direct threat to our youth."

A federal search warrant was executed at Boyington's Flowood apartment in August 2009. Agents found a laptop computer and thumb drive device, along with other electronic evidence locked in a gun safe in Boyington's closet.

A forensic examination of the seized materials revealed numerous images of child pornography that were graphic, sadistic and horrific. The digital evidence included videos depicting adults having sexual intercourse with babies, toddlers, and young girls, and animals engaging in sexual contact with young children. Many of Boyington's images of child pornography depicted children being tortured, chained and raped.