Manteo Man Pleads Guilty To Child Pornography

A Manteo man has pleaded guilty to child pornography.

Agents say they seized a desktop computer and three DVDs containing 2,953 pictures and 165 videos of child pornography from 44-year-old Raymond Fitchett's home.

Fitchett will be sentenced on May 8. He faces up to 20 years imprisonment followed by up to five years of supervised release.

Authorities say Fitchett was nabbed after he was involved in downloading child pornography from an internet network that was the target of a national investigation by authorities.

Authorities state "the case was part of the Project Safe Childhood initiative, a national program aimed at ensuring that criminals exploiting children are effectively prosecuted by making full use of all
available law enforcement resources at every level."


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  • by Anonymous on Feb 16, 2012 at 09:12 AM
    Welcome to Manteo !!! The ISLAND of trash and drug addicts. Now we can add child Sex offenders to our resume.
  • by Camie Location: Duplin on Jan 31, 2012 at 01:09 PM
    In my opinion folks that are caught for child pornogrphy and malesation and other such crimes, deserve death penalty. They do not deserve to rot away in prison. Take them out blind fold there sorry rears and let the firing squad loose on them. These childrens lives are ruined forever. Its time the United States make there laws tougher so that criminals think twice before doing such crimes. And also it would help eliminate some of the deficit the US is in. Cut down on the # of folks in person that our hard earned money is going to help keep them behind bars.
  • by me Location: Bayboro on Jan 30, 2012 at 06:51 PM
    The only answer is the Death penalty.
  • by BETTY on Jan 30, 2012 at 12:42 PM
    SCUM, JUST PLAIN SCUM. LOW LIFE OF THE WORLD.
  • by Sam Location: Kitty Hawk on Jan 30, 2012 at 12:04 PM
    Amen OBX! We don't need people like that sick man around this area.
  • by Formerly O.L.I. Location: ENC on Jan 30, 2012 at 11:44 AM
    Glad he's caught, but what about those he's been communicating with/sharing with? With that number of photos/videos, he's just one of a bunch in a ring, IMO. Too bad the sources can't be located and eradicated. Someone took those images; someone provided them too. It's a terrible thing to do to children; it's deplorable.
  • by OBX on Jan 30, 2012 at 11:10 AM
    Thanks for bringing him down!!!!! We dont want him living in our area!
    • reply
      by Sam on Jan 30, 2012 at 12:04 PM in reply to OBX
      I'm glad they arrested him. Hope justice gets served.
    • reply
      by Anonymous on Jan 30, 2012 at 12:46 PM in reply to OBX
      Amen!
  • by Pitt Co. Location: Greenville, NC on Jan 30, 2012 at 07:52 AM
    It is certainly ashamed how people can do this to young innocent human beings. Children cannot defend for themselves they look to adults for security & protection. Some adults need to get exactly what they give. But this is not for me to judge nor place punishment God will deal with these adults.
  • by Gotcha!!! Location: Chowan on Jan 30, 2012 at 07:48 AM
    Kudos to everyone on this task force!
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