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Cary Man Sentenced To 21 Years In Federal Prison For Manufacturing Child Porn PDF Print E-mail
Federal Government
By Donna Martinez   
Friday, 25 May 2018 10:10
Adam Geoffrey Frankel, 33, of Cary was sentenced to 259 months of federal imprisonment followed by ten years of supervised release for production of multiple videos containing child pornography.
 
Frankel pled guilty pursuant to a plea agreement to manufacturing child pornography.
 
In October of 2014 Cary Police Department began an online investigation relating to the distribution and receipt of child pornography through file sharing programs. During the course of the investigation, Frankel was identified downloading and distributing child pornography from an IP address associated with his home. A search warrant was issued for Frankle's home and law enforcement seized multiple computers, external hard drives,
 
cellular phones and media storage devices. The forensic examination of the items collected contained multiple videos created by Frankel, he communicated with underage females and solicited them to perform sexual acts on video. The forensic examination also uncovered the defendant’s collection of child pornography of a least 136,350 images.
 
In addition to the prison sentence, Frankel agreed to the forfeiture of his residence located on Belrose Drive in Cary along with several pieces of computer equipment, all of which were used to commit the charged offense.
 
This case was part of the Project Safe Childhood initiative, a national program aimed at ensuring that criminals exploiting children are effectively prosecuted by making full use of all available law enforcement resources at every level. For more 
information about this important national project, Project Safe Childhood, go to www.projectsafechildhood.gov.
 
The Cary Police Department conducted the criminal investigation of this case. Assistant United States Attorney Melissa Belle Kessler handled the prosecution of this case for the United States.
 
Last Updated on Friday, 25 May 2018 10:19
 
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