South Shore man given five-year prison sentence in child porn case | TahoeDailyTribune.com

South Shore man given five-year prison sentence in child porn case

A 50-year-old South Lake Tahoe man was sentenced to five years in federal prison Monday for the possession of child pornography.

David Kearby Clements was arrested in October 2006 after police searched his residence and found a computer and disks with more than 65 images of child sexual abuse.

In addition to the prison time, Clements was ordered to forfeit all the computer equipment he used to receive and possess sexually explicit images of young girls, according to a statement from the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

After completion of his five-year prison term, Clements will be on federal supervised release for eight years and be required to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life. He also was ordered to pay a statutory special assessment of $500, the statement said.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the South Lake Tahoe Police Department and the California Highway Patrol as part of “Operation Valley Predator,” a three-day, multiagency operation spearheaded by the Sacramento office of the FBI and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of California.

The operation also is tied to Project Safe Childhood, a national initiative of the U.S. Department of Justice, according to the statement.

As a part of the project, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Sacramento and Fresno has teamed with state and local agencies throughout the Eastern District to enhance law-enforcement presence on the Internet and to educate the public about safe Internet use, according to the statement.


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