Lake Jackson man gets five years for distributing child pornography

Lake Jackson resident Bradley Beckerdite, 25, has been sentenced to federal prison following his convictions for distribution and possession of child pornography, United States Kenneth Magidson announced Tuesday. Beckerdite pleaded guilty May 12, 2014.

Today, U.S. District Judge Lynn Hughes, who accepted the guilty plea, handed Beckerdite a term of imprisonment of 60 months. He was further ordered to serve five years of supervised release following completion of that term. Beckerdite must also register as a sex offender.

Beckerdite was indicted on April 24, 2013, following an investigation conducted by the Houston FBI Child Exploitation Task Force. That investigation revealed that Beckerdite was making child pornography available to others through the use of peer-to-peer software over the Internet. A special agent downloaded an image of child pornography from the images/videos Beckerdite was making available online. The images included children under the age of 12 being sexually violated by adults and children under the age of 12 in positions which caused their genitalia to be displayed in a lewd/lascivious manner. Bondage involving children was also present on the defendant's computer.

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