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Man Pleads Guilty To Sharing Child Pornography

Dustin Cassady shared child pornography via a peer-to-peer file sharing network over the Internet.

A Carmichael man pleaded guilty today to sharing child pornography, U.S. Atty. Benjamin Wagner announced.

Dustin Cassady, 31, pleaded guilty to one count of sharing child pornography via a peer-to-peer file sharing network over the Internet, Wagner said in a news release.

Cassady was identified as a former Mormon youth pastor by News 10.

The case is the product of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Asst. U.S. Atty. Matthew Morris is prosecuting the case.

According to court documents, on Nov. 20, 2010, an undercover agent was able to download child pornography from a computer that was later traced to Cassady. During a search of his residence, Cassady admitted that he had numerous images and videos of child pornography, according to the news release.

Cassady is scheduled to be sentenced by U.S. District Judge John Mendez on Aug. 28 at 9:30 a.m. The offense carries a mandatory minimum sentence of five years in prison and a maximum statutory penalty of 20 years in prison, according to the release.

The actual sentence, however, will be determined at the discretion of the court after consideration of any applicable statutory factors and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, which take into account a number of variables.

Foozlefop May 16, 2012 at 11:49 PM
FYI, there in no such thing as a "mormon youth pastor!" It amazes me how ignorant people are especially given the fact this came from a so called news source. News 10 need to employ a much better fact checker!
Andrew Gayner May 18, 2012 at 02:08 AM
Foozlefop, What should they have called him?
asdffe May 29, 2012 at 07:40 AM
Before anyone judges someone else make sure that you know all the facts and details. Society is so go for judging others instead of minding their own business and focues on their own problems. Instead of what we will call him, we will call you someone that has nothing better to do in life. Isnt that a low life. Unknown

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