Man, 28, pleads guilty in child-porn case

The Baltimore Sun

An Edgewood man pleaded guilty yesterday in federal court to receiving child pornography, according to the U.S. attorney's office.

Federal prosecutors said that Matthew Justin Perry, 28, had responded to an Internet advertisement in 2005 that was posted to computer newsgroups by an undercover U.S. postal inspector. Perry indicated he was interested in buying videos of child pornography and sent payment for videos to an Ohio post office box, prosecutors said.

After Perry signed for the package of videotapes delivered to his home, law enforcement officials searched his home and computer, finding more than 2,000 image of child pornography.

Prosecutors said Perry faces a mandatory minimum sentence of five years in prison - and a maximum of 20 years in prison - followed by lifetime supervised release and a maximum fine of $250,000. No sentencing date had been set.

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