Cary man sentenced to 20 years after 3,400 child porn images found

Andrew Stephen Lazetera

RALEIGH, NC (WNCN) — A Cary man was sentenced to 20 years in prison on Tuesday after authorities found about 3,400 child porn images at his home last fall, the US Attorney said

Authorities searched Andrew Stephen Lazetera’s Cary home on Halloween of last year, said United States Attorney Thomas G. Walker

Lazetera, then age 27, who was present at the time of the search, acknowledged receiving and possessing child pornography, officials say.

“Forensic examination of the defendant’s computer and media storage devices revealed approximately 3,400 images of child pornography,” the US Attorney said in a press release.

Lazetera, now age 28, was arrested after an investigation was started in Oct. 2014 relating to the distribution and receipt of child Pornography through a peer-to-peer file sharing network.

An Internet Protocol (IP) address was identified and as the investigation continued the subscriber assigned to the IP address was captured and identified as Lazetera, officials say.

In addition to 20 years in prison, Chief United States District Judge James C. Dever sentenced Lazetera to 15 years of supervised release.

Lazetera pleaded guilty to receipt of child pornography earlier this summer on June 25.

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