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Virginia Beach man sentenced for receiving child pornography

NORFOLK, Va. - Following a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) investigation, Stanley K. Langdon, 49, of Virginia Beach, Va., was sentenced by U. S. District Court Judge Mark S. Davis yesterday to 82 months in prison, followed by 20 years of supervised release for receiving child pornography. Dana J. Boente, Acting U. S. attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, made the announcement. Langdon pled guilty to attempted receipt of child pornography on February 5, 2009.

According to court documents, in October 2006, Langdon purchased a membership to a Web site which provided its members access to images of child pornography. Langdon's personal computers, hard drives and other storage media were seized after ICE agents obtained and executed a search warrant on his residence. An examination of these items showed that Langdon possessed approximately 8,800 images and 570 videos of child pornography.

Operation Predator is an ongoing ICE initiative to identify, investigate and arrest those who prey on children. Additional information about Operation Predator is available on the Web at www.ice.gov. ICE encourages the reporting of suspected child predators through its toll-free hotline at 1-866-DHS-2ICE. This hotline is staffed around the clock by investigators. Suspected child sexual exploitation or missing children may be reported to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, an Operation Predator partner, at 1-800-843-5678 or www.cybertipline.com.