Oak Harbor man sent to prison for child porn

An Oak Harbor man who was investigated by Homeland Security for possessing child pornography was recently sent to prison.

Under a plea bargain, 52-year-old Paul Jung pleaded guilty in Island County Superior Court Oct. 31 to a single count of possession of depictions of a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct in the first degree.

Judge Alan Hancock agreed with the sentence recommendation and sent Jung to prison for a year and one day. After he is released, he will be monitored by the Department of Corrections for three years.

In April 2018, a federal agent was able to establish a single source connection with user of BitTorrent, a communications protocol for online file sharing, and determined the user possessed child porn. The agent traced the user to Jung, the agent’s report states.

Jung admitted to looking at images of underage girls, the report states.

Forensic examiners determined that Jung’s computer had more than 6,000 images and videos of child pornography.

The files were sent to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. The agency reported that four images and two videos contained confirmed child victims, the report states.

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