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Dance instructor gets prison time for child pornography

Posted June 20, 2013

— A Louisburg man was sentenced Thursday to more than 22 years in federal prison for trading child pornography, authorities said.

Bruce A. Howard, 55, worked as a dance instructor in studios in Zebulon, Wilson, and Knightdale before his 2011 arrest, authorities said.

The State Bureau of Investigation developed a lead two years ago that someone in Louisburg was sharing child pornography over the Internet, and they traced the activity to Howard. A search of his home and computer turned up numerous images and videos of child pornography, including images depicting the sexual abuse of prepubescent children.

Investigators also determined that Howard had induced a child to create and send pornographic images to him and had engaged the child in a discussion about engaging in sex acts, authorities said.


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  • Coach K is still GREAT Jun 21, 2013

    Why is there no photo of this monster?

  • mrman2a Jun 21, 2013

    Dirty dancing ! Throw away the key !

  • jaydosse Jun 21, 2013

    Hope he gets his just rewards in prison.......just another example of a very sick, perverted non-human biological organism.....Keep up the good work SBI and get these creeps off the streets.....

  • Blue Devil 2 Jun 21, 2013

    Disqusting !

  • dwr1964 Jun 21, 2013

    Very appropriate sentence....Naysayer

    Are you kidding? this is in no way appropriate. Life, without the opportunity of parole, or death, is the only "appropriate" sentence. Do you have a molester in your family? Is this why you feel they should get off light?

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  • wayneboyd Jun 20, 2013

    22 years, he may not get out!!!

  • Naysayer Jun 20, 2013

    Very appropriate sentence.

  • itsmyownopinion Jun 20, 2013

    It's about time these guys get some time in prison.