Purlear, N.C. Man, William Jon Patric Ebert Is Sentenced To 25 Years For Production And Possession of Child Pornography
CHARLOTTE, N.C (STL.News) William Jon Patric Ebert, 60, of Purlear, N.C. was sentenced today to 25 years prison for production and possession of child pornography, announced William T. Stetzer, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina. U.S. District Judge Frank D. Whitney presided over today’s sentencing hearing and ordered Ebert to serve a lifetime of supervised release and to register as a sex offender after he is released from prison. A federal jury convicted Ebert on July 17, 2020, following a two-day trial.
Robert Schurmeier, Director of the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) joins Acting U.S. Attorney Stetzer in making today’s announcement.
According to filed court documents, evidence presented at trial, and today’s sentencing hearing, Ebert sexually abused a minor for more than six years. The sexual abuse took place in Ohio and in North Carolina. Evidence presented at trial established that Ebert also used the minor to produce child pornography photographs of the minor, and that he stored those photographs on his computer and other devices he owned.