Robert Pantori, 51, was sentenced this week to 108 months in prison on child pornography charges. Pantori must also serve 20 years of supervised release and to register as a sex offender following his release from prison.
In 2017 investigators in Charlotte, NC became aware that Pantori was using a peer to peer program to transport child pornography from his computer to another user’s computer via the internet.
Law enforcement executed a search warrant at Pantori’s residence, seizing his computer, and other electronic devices. A forensic examination of those devices revealed that Pantori possessed numerous images and videos of children engaging in sexually explicit conduct, including children as young as age 4.
For more than a decade, Hinson used several peer to peer programs to search for and download child pornography. On or about December 19, 2015, Hinson knowingly used a peer to peer program to receive a child pornography video on his computer via the internet.
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A search warrant was executed at Hinson’s residence, seizing his computer. A forensic examination of those devices revealed that Hinson possessed numerous images and videos of children engaging in sexually explicit conduct.
In July 2018, Pantori pleaded guilty to transportation and possession of child pornography.
Pantori's prison sentence was handed down in late July 2019.