Thursday, August 28, 2008

Bernie Ward press release

Aug 28, 2008 12:25 America/Los_Angeles

Former Talk Radio Host Sentenced to 87 Months in Prison for Distributing Child Pornography

WASHINGTON, Aug. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bernard V. Ward, 57, a San Francisco resident who previously worked as a radio station talk show host,
was sentenced today to serve 87 months in prison, followed by a lifetime of supervised release, Acting Assistant Attorney General Matthew Friedrich of
the Criminal Division announced.


On May 8, 2008, Ward pleaded guilty to one count of distributing child pornography through the Internet. According to the plea documents, Ward
admitted that in December 2004, he used an online screen name to engage in an Internet chat conversation with an unknown individual also using a
screen name. During that conversation, Ward admitted that he sent an image of child pornography depicting nude children engaged in sexually explicit
conduct via his e-mail account. Ward also admitted that he used the same e-mail account to distribute 15 to 150 images of child pornography to other
individuals. These images involved prepubescent children engaged in sexually explicit conduct, some with sadistic, masochistic or violent conduct.


The case was prosecuted by Trial Attorneys Steve Grocki, Jennifer Leonardo and Michael Yoon of the Criminal Division's Child Exploitation and
Obscenity Section and investigated by the FBI.


Source: U.S. Department of Justice

CONTACT: U.S. Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs,
+1-202-514-2007; TDD, +1-202-514-1888


Web Site: http://www.usdoj.gov/




Rob Fisher
Manager, Media Relations
PR Newswire

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