Asheville Resident, Michael Lawrence Feith Is Sentenced To 7 Years For Distribution Of Child Pornography
ASHEVILLE, N.C (STL.News) On February 19, 2021, U.S. District Judge Max O. Cogburn Jr. sentenced Michael Lawrence Feith, 34, of Asheville, to 84 months in prison for distribution of child pornography, announced Andrew Murray, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina. Feith was also ordered to serve a lifetime of supervised release and to register as a sex offender after he is released from prison.
Chief David Zack of the Asheville Police Department joins U.S. Attorney Murray in making announcement.
According to filed documents and statements made in court, on April 6, 2019, and May 13, 2019, law enforcement became aware that an individual, later identified as Feith, was using a peer-to-peer network to share with other users files containing images and videos depicting the sexual abuse of children. According to court records, on July 30, 2019, law enforcement executed a search warrant at Feith’s residence in Asheville. During the execution of the search warrant, law enforcement seized a custom built desktop computer. A forensic examination of the device revealed that it contained multiple images and videos depicting children being sexually abused.