Man sentenced in child porn case


October 19, 2007|By Matthew Dolan

A 42-year-old Harford County man received a 30-year prison sentence in federal court in Baltimore for coercing an underage girl into sex and videotaping the act, prosecutors announced yesterday.

U.S. District Judge Catherine C. Blake sentenced Fabrice Snowden of Edgewood to the prison term followed by a lifetime of supervised release as a registered offender for sexually exploiting a minor to produce child pornography. According to the statement of facts presented to the court, Snowden drove a minor female to a parking lot near an elementary school in Harford County on Dec. 25 and coerced her to engage in sexual acts with him.

In a separate proceeding, John Ray Manning, 28, of McHenry pleaded guilty yesterday to receipt of child pornography after investigators found 2,000 images and 75 videos containing child pornography. Manning faces a mandatory minimum sentence of five years in prison. His sentencing has been scheduled for Jan. 11.

In another case involving child pornography, the U.S. attorney's office in Maryland announced a grand jury indictment against Larry Cordell, 41, of Frederick on three counts of sexual exploitation of a minor to produce child pornography.

No appearance in U.S. District Court in Maryland has been scheduled, and Cordell is being detained on related state charges. If convicted on all charges, Cordell faces a minimum mandatory sentence of 25 years in prison.

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