RALEIGH — Robert J. Higdon, Jr., the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, announces that a Federal grand jury in Greenville has returned an eleven-count indictment charging Jeremy Dwight Lane, age 38, of La Grange, North Carolina, with ten counts of receipt of child pornography, and one count of possession of child pornography.
The indictment alleges that beginning at a time unknown and ending on June 12, 2017, LANE received at least ten images containing visual depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct. The indictment further alleges that on June 12, 2017, Lane was found to be in possession of digital media containing images and videos involving minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct.
If convicted of these charges, LANE would face a statutory minimum sentence of 5 years’ imprisonment and a maximum sentence of up to 20 years per count. He also would face up to a lifetime of supervised release following any term of imprisonment.
The charges and allegations contained in the Indictment are merely accusations. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.
This case is part of the Project Safe Childhood initiative, a national program aimed at ensuring that criminals exploiting children are effectively prosecuted by making full use of all available law enforcement resources at every level. For more information about this important national initiative, go to www.projectsafechildhood.gov.
The case is being investigated by the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation and the Greene County Sheriff’s Office. Assistant United States Attorney Jake D. Pugh is prosecuting the case for the government.
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