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Former soldier pleads guilty to child porn charges

Posted October 31, 2011

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— A former soldier pleaded guilty Monday to child porn charges that could land him in a federal prison for up to 20 years.

A federal grand jury indicted Steven Wray, 26, of Fayetteville, in June on seven counts of receipt of child pornography and one count each of possession of child pornography and transportation of child pornography.

Wray, who was arrested in August in Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty to receipt of child pornography, U.S. Attorney Thomas Walker said in a news release Monday.

Investigators found several hundred photos of children engaged in sexual acts on his computer, Walker said.

It's unclear when Wray will be sentenced.

His arrest and conviction are part of a nationwide initiative called "Project Safe Childhood" that is aimed at capturing and prosecuting those who exploit children.

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  • wildcat Oct 31, 2011

    What a disgrace!

  • jollyrogered Oct 31, 2011

    Thank God for the workers of Project Safe Childhood.

  • love2dostuff Oct 31, 2011

    It now states he lived in Fayetteville. I opened this story within a minute after they posted it and it didn't mention Fayetteville. Hence, reason for my comment. Thanks for the correction though fellow posters.

  • country4ever Oct 31, 2011

    This is one sick dude. Lock him up!!!!!!

  • Ambygirl Oct 31, 2011

    He was in NC when he started committing these crimes love2dostuff.

  • sunshine1040 Oct 31, 2011

    But he lived in Fayetteville dove2dostuff that is why he was indicted in NC

  • in2horses Oct 31, 2011

    Well, the story states that Mr. Wray is from Fayetteville. Maybe that's why it's local news.

  • love2dostuff Oct 31, 2011

    Maybe I missed something but why is this in Raleigh news. He was arrested in PA.