Man sentenced for child porn

An 18-year-old Oak Harbor man who admitted to fantasizing about raping a grade-school-age girl was sent to prison for possessing child pornography.

Blake D. Savage pleaded guilty in Island County Superior Court in January to two counts of possession of depictions of a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct in the first degree.

Under a plea bargain, the prosecution and defense recommended that he serve a sentence of two years and 10 months in prison. The judge agreed and imposed the sentence at a hearing Tuesday.

In the pre-sentence investigation report — which is required in a sex offense — the Department of Corrections officer wrote that it was “a good thing” Savage got arrested because it “may have been a matter of time” before he committed an offense against a child.

“Sex offender treatment will truly be beneficial in this case,” the corrections officer wrote,”and I hope that Mr. Savage will learn some new tools and avoid these sites in the future.

On Aug. 18, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children reported to a detective with the Island County Sheriff’s Office that someone with an IP address on Whidbey Island had uploaded child pornography on a file-sharing website, according to the police report on the case.

The detective traced the address to Savage’s apartment in Oak Harbor.

Savage spoke with investigators and admitted that he downloaded pornographic images and video of children as young as newborns, including video of very young girls being raped. He admitted to seeking out pornography involving dead girls or girls being killed, the officer wrote.

Savage admitted to having “multiple gigabytes” of child porn on his computer.

Savage told police that he was investigated by Homeland Security for child pornography last year at his family’ home in Arizona; he moved to Oak Harbor with family members in June.

Savage admitted that he fantasized about bringing a 7-year-old girl to his home for sex, but said he would never act on it, the reports states.

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