Ketchikan man sentenced to five years for distributing child porn

A federal court handed down a five-year sentence to a Ketchikan man for distributing child pornography.

U.S. District Chief Judge Timothy Burgess imposed the sentence Thursday for Don Arthur Henderson, 37, and added 20 years of supervision as a condition of his release. Henderson will also pay $5,000 in restitution to his victims, according to a statement from the office of Alaska U.S. Attorney Karen L. Loeffler.

Juneau’s FBI unit first discovered Henderson was sharing explicit images and videos of children on the Internet in February 2015. According to Loeffler’s statement, five of 716 pornographic images retrieved from Henderson’s computer were shared using a peer-to-peer network.

Henderson did not have a criminal history prior to this offense.

During Henderson’s sentencing, Judge Burgess said Henderson’s actions “perpetuate the sexual exploitation of children.”

This case was part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched by the Department of Justice in May 2006 to combat child sexual exploitation and abuse.

For more information about Project Safe Childhood, visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov.

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