GREENVILLE, SC - A former South
Carolina Highway Patrol Trooper is headed to prison after he was found
with child porn and took pictures of young girls during Bike Week.
Randy L. Quinn, Jr., 34, of Seneca, South
Carolina, was sentenced Thursday in federal court in Greenville, South
Carolina, for possession of child pornography.
United States District Judge J. Michelle Childs of Greenville sentenced Quinn to three years imprisonment.
Evidence presented at the change of plea
hearing showed in May 2011 agents with the Department of Homeland
Security, Office of Investigations were conducting an on-line Internet
investigation to identify individuals possessing and sharing child
Agents located a computer on the network
sharing approximately 49 files, and of those files, several had file
names that indicated they may contain child pornography.
Agents initiated a download from the files listed for sharing and discovered that the files were indeed child pornography.
Based on the IP address of the computer, agents traced the computer to Quinn's home.
On June 7, 2011, agents executed the warrant
at the house. They seized a laptop computer and found thousands of
images of child pornography.
Agents also discovered that Quinn, while on
duty at Bike Week in Myrtle Beach photographed unsuspecting minor girls
in swimsuits as they played on the beach.
The case was investigated by agents of the
Department of Homeland Security, Office of Investigations. Assistant
United States Attorney Bill Watkins of the Greenville office handled the
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