Former Marine Sentenced For Child Porn

A former Camp Lejeune Marine has been sentenced to ten years in prison after pleading guilty to child pornography charges.

Shawn Dixon pleaded guilty in March before U.S. District James Dever III in Raleigh to attempting to entice a child to engage in illegal sexual conduct. The 21 year old was sentenced to 126 months in prison, followed by a lifetime of supervised release. Dixon is also required to register as a sex offender.

The U.S. Attorney's Office says back in December 2009, Dixon met a 12-year-old in an online chat room. They say the relationship progressed with sexually explicit conversations and acts via online video. Then in April 2010, the feds say a meeting was arranged between the two with the intent of having sex. A family member discovered the planned meeting and notified authorities.

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  • by Anonymous on Aug 14, 2011 at 12:50 AM
    Another fine example of the few the proud.
  • by Anonymous on Jul 7, 2011 at 10:08 AM
    We need to push for legislation to allow pedophiles to marry children. These people cannot help the fact that they were born this way, that is, attracted to children. We shouldn't be hating them, we should be happy for them and be supportive of them living their lives openly. What would it hurt to let them marry, if it makes them happy? What's that you say? This idea sounds really sick? Yes, I agree, it sure does. But then again, for years we said the same thing about gay marriage...and how's THAT been going lately? The proponents of gay marriage use the exact same arguments I just gave, except I was being facetious. THEY, however, are actually serious about this. So, with that particular genie now out of the bottle, who knows where it will end? Geez, what a sick society we live in.
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      by REM on Jul 7, 2011 at 10:26 AM in reply to
      Good point.
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      by Anonymous on Jul 7, 2011 at 08:49 PM in reply to
      The difference being that both partners in a gay marriage are able to give consent and make decisions for themselves. A child doesn't have that power.
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        by REM on Jul 8, 2011 at 03:20 AM in reply to
        at that age, they know right from wrong.
  • by jeff Location: winterville on Jul 7, 2011 at 08:24 AM
    He needs a thorough psych evaluation. Considering what Casey got for killing her child, this looks extreme. Children need to be protected from him and the man really needs help.
  • by Anonymous on Jul 7, 2011 at 06:32 AM
    If he had killed the child, he would be a free man today, just like Casey. but he watched the child naked, so he will spend 10 years in prison. Makes sense to me
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      by Anonymous on Jul 7, 2011 at 08:02 AM in reply to
      in my post, I did not mean that he should not go to jail, He should be punished to the fullest. its just frustrating that a murderer can go free.
  • by REM Location: ENC on Jul 7, 2011 at 06:14 AM
    Child predators should be hanged. PERIOD.

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