United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced that a computer technician for was sentenced to two years in federal prison, to be followed by 10 years of supervised release for possession of child pornography.
Adam K. Seen, 25 years of age, worked as an information technology specialist before his arrest in 2009. Seen’s brother, Jacob T. Seen, 23 years of age, was sentenced to two years and six months in prison, to be followed by 15 years of supervised release. Both admitted that they possessed more than 600 images and videos depicting minors engaged in sexual conduct.
Jacob Seen also admitted he received and shared child pornography using a peer-to-peer file sharing program called LimeWire, which allows Internet users to download files from other people’s computers around the world.
Authorities said that peer-to-peer file sharing, which in the late 1990s became a popular way to share music files using programs such as Napster, has more recently become a common way to exchange child pornography.
“Crimes like this make me sick, and they make me angry,” said U.S. Attorney Goodwin. “There’s no other way to say it. To get pleasure from the sexual abuse of children is one of the most disgusting and shameful things imaginable.
“As long as people keep downloading and sharing pictures like these, other people will keep exploiting children to create them,” Goodwin continued. “That’s why these cases are so important, and why my office works hard to see criminals like these locked up where they belong.”