A man released from prison after serving time on a child porn conviction has been sentenced to 22 more years behind bars for a similar crime, according to the Nevada Attorney General's Office.
70-year-old William Greenfield in March admitted to his probation officer in Las Vegas that child pornography aroused him, and that it was his "thing." He said he used Yahoo to access child porn, and handed over his username and password information. The probation officer recovered Greenfield's computer from his hotel room in Las Vegas, according to the Nevada Attorney General's Office.
Greenfield gave the FBI permission to search his computer using his Yahoo account. An investigation uncovered pornographic images of minors. Some images included adults committing sexual acts with children under the age of 12.
The FBI found that Greenfield used Yahoo messaging services to transmit images and video of children to other people over the Internet.
Greenfield later plead guilty to one count of transporting child pornography.
In November of 2011 Greenfield was released from prison after serving a three year sentence for possession of child pornography. In that case Greenfield possessed and traded child porn over the Internet, according to the Nevada Attorney General's Office.
Approximately one month later a Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department detective determined that an individual using email addresses traced to Greenfield's residence in Nevada was receiving child pornography images and videos through two Yahoo email accounts. On Dec. 20, 2011, law enforcement officials executed a search warrant at Greenfield's residence and recovered computers and digital devices. A subsequent forensic analysis revealed that his computer contained over 600 images and videos of child pornography, which had been received over the Internet.
The case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat child sexual exploitation and abuse. The case was led by the United States Attorneys' Offices and the Criminal Division's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood.
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