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Rose Hill man facing child porn charges

March 8th, 2007 4:51 am by WALTER LITTRELL



ABINGDON - A Rose Hill man charged in 2004 in Lee County Circuit Court with possession and manufacture of child pornography has now been indicted in federal court on charges of knowingly receiving material containing images of child pornography and with knowingly possessing material containing images of child pornography.


Robert Franklin Doyle Jr., 44, P.O. Box 62, was charged and made his initial appearance in court on Tuesday, said Heidi Coy, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney's Office.


Doyle will be temporarily detained until a public defender can be appointed, and a detention hearing has been set for Friday at 2 p.m. in U.S. District Court in Abingdon. Trial has been scheduled for May 14 in Big Stone Gap, Coy said.


The three-count indictment alleges that between Dec. 18, 2003, and Dec. 25, 2003, Doyle knowingly received material containing an image of child pornography. Each of the eight images depict actual children engaging in sexually explicit conduct that had been mailed, shipped and transported in interstate and foreign commerce by any means, including by computer, Coy said.


In count two of the indictment, the grand jury charges that on or about Jan. 9, 2004, Doyle knowingly possessed material containing eight images of child pornography that had been mailed, shipped and transported in interstate and foreign commerce by any means, including by computer, and that had been produced using materials that had been mailed, shipped and transported in interstate and foreign commerce by any means, including by computer. Each of the images depict actual children engaged in sexually explicit conduct, the indictment alleges.


Count three of the indictment, a forfeiture allegation, states that upon conviction of one or more of the felony violations Doyle shall forfeit to the United States any visual depictions, any property constituting or traceable to gross profits or other proceeds from such offense, and any property used or intended to be used to commit or to promote the commission of such offenses. This includes the computer on which Doyle allegedly had the images, including peripheral equipment and computer discs.


If the computer and equipment cannot be located, has been sold, has been diminished in value or commingled with other property which cannot be subdivided without difficulty, then he will have to forfeit any other property up to the value of the above-described property.


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