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Durham man caught in online sex-crimes sting

Posted October 6, 2008
Updated October 7, 2008

— Authorities have charged a Durham man with distributing child pornography over the Internet.

Albert Godwin III, 36, has been charged with 50 counts of second-degree sexual exploitation of a minor and 50 counts of third-degree sexual exploitation of a minor. He was being held Monday on a $2.5 million bond.

An undercover agent in the New Mexico Attorney General's Office received a tip that hundreds of pornographic images depicting children were being distributed through Durham. North Carolina authorities seized computers and other electronic equipment and located thousands of images in various files, authorities said.


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  • CaryCrazzy Oct 6, 2008

    Glad he is in jail, praying for the safety of those children that are being distributed all over the world. And that the criminals that are doing the crime, i pray that they get what they deserve.

  • whocares Oct 6, 2008

    Who cares where the crime will be tried. At least they caught him and hopefully they will put him in prison for a long time.

  • anneonymousone Oct 6, 2008

    If it's an Internet crime, it can be a federal or even international crime.

    This stuff is vile, vile, vile.

  • Tax Man Oct 6, 2008

    Did this perp travel to NM? Lots of missing data here. Is it a Durham crime or a NM crime? Where is he being held in jail?????