The appellant argues that he did not allegedly "distribute" child pornography by storing images in a shared folder accessible on a peer-to-peer computer network. Allegations that the appellant was a computer technician with computer experience, he affirmatively downloaded the LimeWire program, he maintained 144 videos of child pornography in his shared folder, he knew that others could access the materials stored in his shared folder, and a police officer actually downloaded one such video, constitute sufficient evidence to support a finding that the appellant distributed child pornography. The district court's judgment is affirmed. 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, No. 11-20773, 04-01-2013.
United States of America v. Richardson
April 5, 2013