Navy Civilian Employee Pleads Guilty to Child Porn Charge

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A civilian employee of Naval Station Newport has pleaded guilty to storing hundreds of child pornography images on a Navy-owned computer drive, federal prosecutors say.

Donald Sly, Jr., 58, of Portsmouth, a civilian public works employee, stored a total of 487 images of child pornography in his directory on a computer drive used by Navy personnel throughout the East Coast, according to the U.S. attorney's office in Rhode Island.

Upon discovery of the images by authorities, Sly’s access to the drive was suspended. He later told Naval Criminal Investigative Service agents that he knowingly possessed the images of child pornography discovered on the computer drive, prosectors said.

Sly pleaded guilty Thursday to possession of child pornography.

He faces a maximum of 20 years in prison at sentencing scheduled for Nov. 13.

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