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Former UNC student gets prison time in online porn scheme

Posted September 13, 2012

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— A former University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill student was sentenced Wednesday to more than 15 years in federal prison for posing as a teen girl online to get young boys to send pornographic images and videos of themselves.

Corey Gallisdorfer, 20, of Lewisville, was arrested in May 2011 at the Granville Towers South residence hall near campus, and FBI agents seized his laptop computer.

Prosecutors said Gallisdorfer posed as a 14-year-old girl on Facebook and contacted 12-, 13- and 14-year-old boys at various schools near Atlanta. He persuaded them to send sexually explicit images and videos, and he then told them he would share the items with their friends unless they sent more photos and videos, they said.

Investigators were able to obtain an instant messenger account and a cellphone number from some of the victims that they traced back to Gallisdorfer. A search of his computer turned up explicit video and some photos of young boys, authorities said.

Gallisdorfer pleaded guilty in January to production of child pornography and online enticement.

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  • Riddickfield Sep 14, 2012

    I hate it when people improperly use the word 'utilize'. Most of the time they do so to make themselves feel smarter by using big words.

  • daheels3 Sep 14, 2012

    This is horrible! He should get more time!!! I just wish that WRAL news would quit utilizing stories such as this to make our University's in this State look bad. The Headline "Former UNC Student" for example. I'm sure that if some research was done on all prisoners and criminals in this State that some are tied to other University's. Appears that WRAL has an Agenda against UNC Chapel Hill. WRAL, you guys used to be better than that!! If this Gentleman was 60 yrs old, would you have mentioned that he was a "Former UNC Student??" Please just report the news and quit using your media outlet to try to degrade our University's. Remember, there is an old saying that states: "What goes around, comes around".

  • fxa4508 Sep 14, 2012

    sad!

  • justenuff9 Sep 14, 2012

    Go UNC!!!!!!! What are you teaching at that university? How many black eyes have you had recently???

  • Johnston1980 Sep 14, 2012

    he's not going to do well in the "big House"

  • NC Reader Sep 14, 2012

    Sherlock -- If you looked at the educational backgrounds of these sorts of criminal, you would find people who went to just about every college you can think of, as well as people who never went to college. And, yes, I'm one of those "throw the book at them" people.

  • Sherlock Sep 14, 2012

    Another UNC grad making good on his education... Go tar Heels...he is right in line with others....

  • DivaD Sep 14, 2012

    Just sick!

  • lisa4 Sep 14, 2012

    I pray God will help us protect our children from these monsters. Put them all in one prison on an island and let them look after themselves.