He was previously convicted in a child porn case a few years ago.
A Hagerstown man who pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography is going to prison. Johnny Daniel Duran, 34, was sentenced on Wednesday to ten years in a federal prison, followed by 25 years of supervised release. As part of the sentence, US District Court Judge Richard Bennett also ordered Duran to register as a sex offender following his release from prison.
The US Attorney's Office for Maryland says Duran had been sharing files on the internet depicting child pornography between December, 2011, and April, 2012. Prosecutors says Duran accessed his file sharing program from a wireless connection at a relative's home in Frederick, and from unsecured wireless connections from friends in Hagerstown without their knowledge.
During the serving of search warrants at his and his friends' homes in April, 2012, law enforcement officers seized Duran's laptop computer, hard drive and a cellular phone. Forensic examinations found more than 13,000 picture files and 1,155 videos containing child pornography. The US Attorney's Office says many of them were pubescent and prepubescent males, including infants and toddlers, being sexually abused.
Duran was convicted in April, 2006 in Frederick County Circuit Court for distribution of child pornography, and sentenced to five years in prison. Three and a half years of that sentence was suspended. Duran was also put on three-years probation.