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Case Number: 5:19-cr-00140-gwc
Judge: Geoffrey W. Crawford
Court: United States District Court for the District of Vermont (Rutland County)
Plaintiff's Attorney: United States Attorney’s Office
Description: Rutland, Vermont criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with knowingly producing child pornography.
Cory Johnson previously pleaded guilty to a single count of child pornography production, admitting that, in or about September 2016, he video recorded sexually explicit content involving a minor. At sentencing, the government sought a 30-year sentence, the maximum allowed by law, for Johnson’s videotaped abuse of a toddler.
U.S. Attorney Nikolas Kerest stated, “The conviction in this case is the product of years of tireless and dedicated work by the prosecutors and their agent partners. Our office will continue to work alongside our law enforcement partners to protect children from sexual exploitation and abuse by investigating and prosecuting those who victimize the most vulnerable.”
The U.S. Attorney’s Office thanked the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations, for the agency’s work on the case. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Eugenia A. P. Cowles and Jonathan A. Ophardt represented the government. Frank Twarog, Esq. represented Johnson.
18:2251(a).F SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF CHILDREN - knowingly produced child pornography
Outcome: Imprisonment for a term of 240 months, to run concurrent to any state court sentence imposed in Case No. 1697-7-20, and to be followed by 15 years of supervised release with conditions. Restitution in the amount of $3,000 is imposed, due immediately.