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Child porn conviction

By: Staff Report
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A Lincoln man has been convicted on child pornography charges. United States Attorney Lawrence G. Brown announced today that Senior United States District Judge Edward J. Garcia sentenced Brian Raymond Woodin, 41, of Lincoln, today to 30 years in federal prison to be followed by 10 years of supervised release for producing, transporting, and possessing child pornography. In addition, Woodin was ordered to pay $152,902 in restitution to victims. This case was the product of an extensive investigation by the Savannah Georgia and the Sacramento offices of the FBI. According to Assistant United States Attorney Laurel D. White, who prosecuted the case, Woodin pleaded guilty in April of this year to charges that he produced images of his then nine-year-old stepdaughter and transported those images to another person in Georgia. A search warrant had been obtained for Woodin’s Placer County residence and work place, and law enforcement officers seized numerous computers that were found to contain thousands of images and videos depicting minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct. U.S. Attorney Brown stated, “Today’s severe sentence sends a clear message to those who exploit children—they do so at their own peril.” The investigation was undertaken as part of Project Safe Childhood (PSC). PSC is a United States Department of Justice initiative established to increase federal prosecutions of violent sexual predators of children and to reduce the number of Internet crimes against children including child pornography trafficking. As a part of PSC, the United States Attorney’s Office has teamed with state and local agencies and organizations to increase law enforcement presence on the Internet, and to educate the public about safe Internet use, thereby reducing the risk that children might fall prey to online sexual predators. For additional information on the PSC initiative, visit to projectsafechildhood.gov or call the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of California and ask to speak with the PSC coordinator.