Tuesday, November 29, 2022

This Virginia Beach man had thousands of photos and videos of child porn

Benjamin Taylor White (Southside Daily/Courtesy of Western Tidewater Regional Jail)
Benjamin Taylor White (Southside Daily/Courtesy of Western Tidewater Regional Jail)

VIRGINIA BEACH — A local man pleaded guilty Tuesday to producing child pornography.

Court papers indicated Benjamin Taylor White, 34, “produced” an image of a 12-year-old child completely nude in a shower, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia.

The image was found on White’s cellphone, which also contained more than 2,600 photos or videos of “suspected or supported child exploitation or pornographic materials obtained by White via a peer-to-peer file sharing network in 2018.”

A forensic examination of White’s laptop computer further revealed he searched for and accessed images of child pornography dating as far back as 2008, prosecutors said.

White pleaded guilty to one count of producing child pornography and faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years and a maximum of 30 years in prison.

He is set to be sentenced June 21.

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