Donald Sentenced for Distribution of Child Pornography

Donald Sentenced for Distribution of Child Pornography

Spring Lake Man, Donald Gregory Hoggard Sentenced to More Than 13 Years for Distribution of Child Pornography

WILMINGTON, N.C (STL.News) A Spring Lake man was sentenced today to 160 months in prison for Distribution of Child Pornography.

According to court documents, agents with the Department of Homeland Security received a cyber tip regarding suspected child pornography that had been uploaded to Kik, a social media messaging app, from the address at which Donald Gregory Hoggard, 40, lived.  A search warrant was executed at the residence on October 8, 2019. Hoggard was present and admitted that he had an account with Kik.  Hoggard admitted to posting and trading child pornography images on that social media app and admitted to having a Dropbox account which contained child sexual exploitation images and videos.  A forensic analysis was performed on Hoggard’s digital devices and Dropbox account.  Hoggard had hundreds of images and videos containing child pornography, some of which included the sexual abuse of infants or toddlers.

At the time of the execution of the search warrant, Hoggard was attending Fayetteville State University and was majoring in Education.  He had been a substitute teacher in Cumberland County from 2016-2018.

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