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Former DynCorp employee, James Markwith gets 20 years for child porn conviction

Contractor Who was Stationed in Afghanistan is Sentenced to 20 Years in Federal Prison for Sending Images of Child Pornography to a Fort Worth Resident

(FBI) – FORT WORTH, TX – Decemmber 21, 2012 – A New Hampshire man stationed in Afghanistan who sent child pornography to a Fort Worth, Texas, resident, whom he met while he attended DynCorp International job training in Fort Worth, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge John McBryde to 240 months in federal prison and a lifetime of supervised release, announced U.S. Attorney Sarah R. Saldaña of the Northern District of Texas. James M. Markwith, 31, pleaded guilty in September 2012 to an indictment charging one count of transporting and distributing a visual depiction of a minor for importation into the U.S. Markwith has been in federal custody since his arrest in June 2012 in the District of New Hampshire on a related charge filed in the Northern District of Texas.

According to documents filed in the case, soon after Markwith met B.F. in Fort Worth earlier this year, he was transferred to Kabul, Afghanistan. Markwith and B.F. continued to communicate through Skype instant messaging, telephone, and e-mail. In early April 2012, the conversations became sexual in nature, and on April 7, 2012, Markwith sent B.F. images of child pornography.

This matter was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice, to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to better locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who sexually exploit children and to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.usdoj.gov/psc. For more information about Internet safety education, please visit www.usdoj.gov/psc and click on the tab “Resources.”

The case was investigated by the FBI and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Aisha Saleem. (Click HERE for original article)

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4 Comments

  1. Comment by anon:

    Justice was served, this man deserved what he got plus more.

  2. Comment by Allen Kang:

    I got physically ill reading about this animal. I hope he is given a “scarlet letter” for life. As I contractor, I have come across individuals that look “normal”, but don’t realize what is spinning in their brains. One was the KBR HVAC Guy at the now closed Camp Stryker. This guy had come into my room to repair my A/C. Few months later, he was arrested for child porn in Florida. We don’t know what we are dealing with.

  3. Comment by a valid source:

    He didn’t get enough in my opinion. But that’s okay. I know for a fact that the state of Georgia intends on prosecuting him for child molestation charges. He’ll get his.

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