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Coast Guard member pleads guilty to child porn charge

Posted September 15, 2008

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— A Coast Guard seaman pleaded guilty Monday to possessing child pornography, authorities said.

Keith David Smith, 22, of Oak Island, pleaded guilty to receipt of child pornography, which carries a maximum penalty of 20 years imprisonment and a $250,000 fine. He will be sentenced later.

An analysis of Smith's laptop and desk computers showed 45 digital images and 33 videos of child pornography on the
desktop and 37 digital images on the laptop, authorities said.

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  • Anne N Sep 15, 2008

    why?

  • ONEHARDHEAD Sep 15, 2008

    ptahandatum- what in the world are you talking about?

  • ptahandatum Sep 15, 2008

    Your religion directly from the bible condoned this type of behavior as well as a father having sex with his children. Be careful of what you quote. Others have read your handbook for criminals too.

  • juppinjack Sep 15, 2008

    I'm so glad he "pladed" guilty!...now he can get "checked" in....

  • BigUNCFan Sep 15, 2008

    correct the spelling on the header for this article. It is pleads not plads.

    Thanks.

  • Granny Sep 15, 2008

    I pray that he gets the full punishment possible.....Our children need to be left ALONE....and I pray that they find the ones that are producing all this child porn! It has to stop!! Our children do not deserve this, they are a blessing from God.