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      Myrtle Beach man sentenced on child porn charges

      MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WCIV) - A Myrtle Beach man was sentenced in federal court on Tuesday for possession of child pornography.

      Justin Nicholas Guerra, 23,was sentenced to 120 months in prison and five years of supervised release. He has also been ordered to register as a sex offender.

      Evidence presented at the change of plea hearing established that in January 2011, the FBI in Connecticut signed into a GigaTribe file sharing program using a username obtained as a result of an identification takeover. Guerra was logged into the network and the FBI downloaded Guerra's files containing child pornography. Officials searched{} Guerra's Myrtle Beach home{} in March 2011. The forensic review of the computers taken during the search revealed 316 photos and 21 movies of child pornography. Investigation revealed that Guerra was using GigaTribe, a peer-to-peer software, to download images of child pornography and was sharing child pornography on the Internet. This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice.For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov .
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