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Former State Department Agent Sentenced for Transportation of Child Pornography

This news story was published on April 28, 2012.
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TAMPA—United States Attorney Robert E. O’Neill announces that United States District Judge Richard A. Lazzara sentenced James Cafferty (45, Largo) to seven years in federal prison, followed by a lifetime term of supervised release, for transporting child pornography. Cafferty pled guilty on January 5, 2012.

According to the plea agreement, FBI agents investigated Cafferty, a former special agent with the Department of State’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security, for his involvement in the possession and transfer of child pornography. On August 29, 2011, agents executed a search warrant at his residence in Largo and seized computer equipment. The equipment contained more than 30,000 images of child pornography. Cafferty admitted that he had the images with him while on duty out of the country and that he had shipped computer equipment containing many of those images from London to the United States when he returned home from his last official government assignment.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Colleen Murphy-Davis and Jay L. Hoffer.

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One Response to Former State Department Agent Sentenced for Transportation of Child Pornography

  1. Cold Hard Truth Reply Report comment

    April 28, 2012 at 7:04 pm

    Whatever happened to good, old-fashioned adult porn?