Davis Man Convicted of Possessing, Distribution of Child Pornography



May 5, 2017 |  

A Federal jury trial that concluded yesterday in Sacramento found a Davis, Calif. man guilty of possession and distribution of child pornography.  

According to the finding in the case, starting in December 27, 2010 until April 12, 2011, law enforcement agents noticed an individual sharing child pornography over the internet using a peer-to-peer filing sharing software. One of the IP addresses the individual was using was registered to an apartment in Davis where three female UC Davis students lived. 
All three denied accessing or distributing child pornography. With the residents’ permission, the agents used a computer program and a directional antenna to find the individual involved in the file sharing. This led to Alexander Nathan Norris, 28, of Davis, who lived nearby in the same apartment complex and had gained hacked the students’ password‑protected network.
At the time of his arrest on April 12, 2011, Norris had child pornography on his computer, including files that he had distributed to law enforcement approximately four days earlier. This case is the product of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Matthew G. Morris and Shelley D. Weger are prosecuting the case.
Norris is scheduled to be sentenced by U.S. District Judge Kimberly J. Mueller on August 2, 2017. The defendant faces a mandatory minimum of five years in prison and a statutory maximum of 20 years in prison. 




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