COLUMBIA, SC – 71-year-old Daniel L. Maguire, III of Charleston, South Carolina, was sentenced on Tuesday, July 21, 2015 in federal court in Charleston, for possession of child pornography. Maguire was sentenced to 30 months imprisonment, to be followed by a lifetime term of supervised release. Maguire was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $8,000 and a mandatory $100 special assessment fee.
Evidence presented at the change of plea hearing established that an undercover FBI agent was able to access files of child pornography being shared on the internet by a peer-to-peer software user located in Charleston. Agents traced the Internet Protocol (IP) address being used to Maguire’s home in Charleston.
Agents then executed a federal search warrant at Maguire’s home and seized two computers and an external hard drive. Agents conducted a forensic examination of the devices and discovered thousands of still images and videos of child pornography, including still images and videos of prepubescent minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct.