His life sentence we previously spoke about was just the beginning for this great pedophile sex offender leader. Let's see how it breaks down:
Count 1- Engaging in a Child Exploitation Enterprise - Guilty - Sentence: Life in prison
Count 2 - Conspiracy to Advertise the Exchange of Child Pornography, Knowingly Transporting and Shipping Child Pornography in Interstate and Foreign Commerce via the Computer, Possession of Child Pornography Shipped or Transported in Interstate Commerce, Receipt and Attempted Receipt of Child Pornography and Obstruction of Justice
Count 6 - Advertising the Exchange of Child Pornography - Guilty - 600 months
Count 18 - Knowingly Transporting and Shipping Child Pornography in Interstate and Foreign Commerce via the Computer
Count 29 - Receipt and Attempted Receipt of Child Pornography - Guilty - 480 months
Count 40 - Obstruction of Justice - Guilty 240 months
Wow! 20 years just for using encryption!! Interesting that Jim's former partner Tom Madison once had a full encryption tutorial on his website. I wonder what these people have been teaching each other?
But whether Jim learned his techniques from Tom or taught them to Tom, the end for Jim came today - and with a bang. What he did will haunt him for the rest of his life. As it should. I believe we'll be seeing more and more of these good decisions and as more victims receive restitution perhaps even more victims will step up and demand theirs as well.
Senior U.S. District Judge
Lacey A. Collierissued a judgment ordering Freeman to pay restitution in the amount of $3,263,758This restitution judgment is one of the first of its kind in the United States. At the hearing, Assistant U.S. Attorney David L. Goldbergpresented the testimony of a forensic pediatrician and a psychologist in order to inform the court of the long-lasting trauma that child pornography has upon the victims whose images are taken. Judge Collier noted, "Each and every individual who possesses and downloads these images victimizes these children." Though Freeman had previously been sentenced to life in prison, he has assets from which the restitution judgment can be obtained.
This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse, launched in
May 2006by the Department of Justice. Led by U.S. Attorneys' Offices and the Criminal Division's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS), Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov.