03/25/10 — City man gets time for child porn case

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City man gets time for child porn case

By Staff Reports
Published in News on March 25, 2010 1:46 PM

A federal judge has sentenced a Goldsboro man for manufacturing child pornography, according to a news release from the Eastern District of the U.S. Attorney's Office.

Larry Donnell Parks Jr., 33, entered a guilty plea earlier this month, U.S. Attorney George E.B. Holding said in a press release Wednesday.

Authorities said Parks had video cameras set up in two rooms of his house for the purpose of making child pornography.

He will serve more than 24 years in prison for the offense.

The case began Nov. 16, 2007, when the suspect's family member found a homemade videotape of a child performing sex acts, officials said.

The family member called authorities, who conducted a consent search of the defendant's home.

Other videotapes containing footage of the same child engaged in sex acts with Parks were found, authorities said.

"The sentence imposed reflects the ... efforts that are being undertaken to protect our children," Holding said in the release. "With sentences such as this, it is hoped that future conduct like this will be deterred."

Holding also commended Parks' family member for coming forward when the videotape was found.

Investigation of the case was handled by the FBI and the Selma Police Depart-ment. The case was a part of the "Project Safe Childhood" initiative, a program launched in 2006.