Bend man sentenced in child porn case
Jun 04,2008 00:00 by Bend_Weekly_News_Sources

BEND, Ore. — A 45-year old man from Bend, Oregon was sentenced Tuesday in Eugene to more than four years in prison for possessing over 600 images of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct that he obtained via the Internet, officials reported.

Bruce Kevin Moody - LCJ photo 

Bruce Kevin Moody, 45, pleaded guilty on September 27, 2007 to knowingly possessing computer disks and data storage media, which contained visual depictions of actual minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct.  He was sentenced to a 51- month term of imprisonment by United States District Court Judge Ann Aiken.

Upon release from custody, Moody will serve a three-year period of supervised release wherein he must abide by a number of conditions including mental health counseling, restricted access to computers and the Internet, and registration as a sex offender.

The case arose from an undercover investigation into the distribution of child pornography via the Internet.  A search warrant was later served at Moody’s residence and thousands of images of child pornography were found on his computer.  In pleading guilty, Moody admitted that he knowingly possessed over 600 images of actual minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct on computer disks and data storage media which had been transferred by computer via the Internet.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Sean B. Hoar.