NEWNAN, Ga. — A former U.S. Navy sailor has been sentenced to federal prison for distributing child pornography and a video of himself performing a sex act with a dog.
According to the U.S. Attorney, starting in August 2020, William Vincent, 31, of Peachtree City, Georgia, used a cloud-based instant messaging service to distribute child pornography and bestiality videos.
Vincent was unaware the recipient of the videos was an undercover FBI employee.
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Vincent sent a video of him having sex with a dog and a video of an adult man sexually abusing an infant child.
FBI agents executed a federal search warrant on Vincent’s home once they were able to pinpoint his address.
Agents recovered numerous digital storage devices, including a memory card containing more than 970 videos of child sexual abuse and dozens of bestiality videos.
Agents also rescued the dog depicted in the video that Vincent sent the undercover employee.
Vincent was sentenced to 10 years in prison with credit for one year, and nine months served to be followed by 15 years of supervised release.
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“This case is particularly disturbing because of the age of the victims and large number of abhorrent videos that were filmed and distributed. Predators like Vincent are appalling and have no place in civilized society,” said Keri Farley, Special Agent in Charge of FBI Atlanta. “The FBI is thankful for our law enforcement partnerships that make it possible to put sexual predators, like Vincent, behind bars for significant periods of time where they cannot victimize any more innocent children or animals.”
Vincent was convicted of one count of distributing child pornography and one count of distributing an animal crush video, after he entered a guilty plea on September 13, 2022.
Under federal law, the definition of “animal crush video” includes the obscene depiction of actual sexual abuse of a live non-human mammal, bird, reptile, or amphibian.
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