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Comic Artist Tim Yates Pleads Guilty To Distributing Child Pornography

Written by Tim Midura on Thursday, September 20 2018 and posted in News with Benefits
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Comic Artist Tim Yates Pleads Guilty To Distributing Child Pornography

Yates pled guilty to distributing thousands of images and videos depicting child pornography.


Source: NBC

Tim Yates has pled guilty to distributing thousands of images and videos depicting child pornography in a New Jersey courthouse. Prosecutors said that between 2016 and 2017 undercover agents allegedly accessed a publicly available peer-to-peer network and observed a computer an IP address sharing child pornography images and videos. This IP address and computer were allegedly associated with Yates.

The charge of distribution of child pornography carries a mandatory minimum penalty of five years in prison and a maximum potential penalty of 20 years in prison, as well as a $250,000 fine.

Sentencing is scheduled for Jan. 14, 2019.

Yates' work includes Anne BonnieAEther & Empire, and The Accelerators. 





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