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Morrisville man gets 25+ for child pornography

Posted January 8, 2014

— A Morrisville man was sentenced to 25 years in prison for child pornography on Tuesday.

Nathaniel Beltran Grinstead, 37, pled guilty in federal court to one count of manufacturing/producing child pornography. School officials contacted Morrisville police in 2011 regarding several incidents of sexual abuse. A cell phone and home computer seized from Grinstead’s residence revealed images of sexual abuse of minors, federal prosecutors said.

Grinstead will be on supervised release for the rest of his life once released.


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  • dwr1964 Jan 9, 2014

    This jack wad should have been sentenced to life without the possibility of parole. A death sentence would be nice, as any crime against a child, should take the convicted persons out of the public forever.

  • E-6USMC Jan 8, 2014

    I'm sure if there is one person involved with the murder(s),then you just might find out the outcome, especially if it's a high profiled case, but most of the time if it's a black on black case 9 times out of ten you won't hear about it. Most people could care less except for the families of the victims.

  • Just the facts mam Jan 8, 2014

    I wish WRAL and other news outlets would report more articles on people sentenced for violent crimes. Almost every day we read in the news about someone being arrested for murder for example, and news outlets rarely report what the outcomes are. So I am curious why they are reporting the sentence in this article? Although a heinous crime I assume and sympathy for the victims, I doubt if murderers in NC rarely get sentenced for this long. But since murder sentences are not reported by news outlets, I do not know if this is correct or not.

  • Lightfoot3 Jan 8, 2014

    "25+? I bet he was hoping for under 11." - jackaroe123


    "how can we ever be truly certain that the child-porn people haven't been set up?" - htomc42

    In many cases you can't be certain. The police/DA certainly don't care about that. If they find it, they will prosecute. If someone is setup, they better hope for A) a good defense lawyer, B) a DA that would actually consider evidence from the defense, and C) a DA that won't actually try to hide evidence of innocence.

  • htomc42 Jan 8, 2014

    On a disturbing note, now that we read daily about how unaccountable agencies are able to freely hack into people's phones, how they can insert malware/spy hardware into computers, etc.- how can we ever be truly certain that the child-porn people haven't been set up?

  • jackaroe123 Jan 8, 2014

    25+? I bet he was hoping for under 11.

  • E-6USMC Jan 8, 2014

    Apparently these type of people never watch the news about other people that are being caught doing this type of stuff or they are just that dumb to think that they won't get caught. When all alone they are being or have been watched for quite some time, just waiting for one slip-up to bring you down.
    Good that there will be another piece of low life scum locked up for a very long time.