Former U.S. Coast Guard officer sentenced for child pornography

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ALEXANDRIA, VA – Christopher Craft, 41, of Woodbridge, a former warrant officer in the U.S. Coast Guard, was sentenced today to 60 months in prison for receipt of child pornography.  Craft was also sentenced to 10 years of supervised release and ordered to register as a sex offender upon release from prison.

According to the statement of facts filed with the plea agreement, from July 25, 2014, through Oct. 8, 2014, Craft used a peer-to-peer file sharing program to receive and collect child pornography videos and images, including videos of children as young as 5 years-old being sexually abused. In total, Craft’s child pornography collection included 480 images and 111 videos of children being sexually exploited, including images and videos depicting “sadistic or masochistic conduct.”