Del. man reportedly turns himself in to federal authorities on child pornography charge

LEWES, Del. - A man is facing over three years in prison, after officials say he turned himself in to federal authorities for his role in accessing child pornography, in Delaware.

The United States Attorney's Office for the District of Delaware says on Monday, 54-year-old John Alwood, of Lewes, pleaded guilty to one count of accessing with intent to view child pornography depicting a prepubescent child engaged in sexually explicit conduct. On Wednesday, Kim Reeves, Public Information Officer for the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Delaware, tells 47ABC that Alwood turned himself in to federal authorities.

According to federal officials, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) identified Alwood as using an online video conferencing application in order to gain sexual gratification by viewing child pornography with other men.

The 54-year-old is apparently being held until sentencing, where he faces three and one month to three years and 10 months in prison, a term of supervised release following imprisonment, and a requirement of registering as a sex offender in any jurisdiction in which he lives, works, or attends school.

Special Agent in Charge of HSI Philadelphia Marlon V. Miller says, "Homeland Security Investigations will leave no stone unturned to find those who commit the terrible crime of being in possession and viewing child pornography. Our deepest sympathies go out to the victims of these horrendous crimes, and my sincere appreciation goes out to those men and women who relentlessly investigate and prosecute these cases."

This case was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Graham Robinson of the District of Delaware.


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