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Child molester sentenced for child porn

A child molester was sentenced today to 12 years in federal prison for possession child pornography.

Donald D. Holloway, 51, of Valley, Wash., received a longer sentence because of previous conviction in Stevens County for second-degree and third-degree child molestation.

The level 3 sex offender was arrested in December 2009 after three computers containing child pornography were seized from his home 2900 block of Bakie Road in Valley, along with digital media and printed images.

Holloway was already on probation for a 2002 marijuana conviction. He also was convicted of indecent liberties in 1981.

“Repeat offenders have proven that they have no place in our neighborhoods,” Michael Ormsby, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington, said in a prepared statement.

The case was prosecuted under the federal Project Safe Childhood initiative.

Accordng to a news release from the U.S. Attorney's Office, the Project Safe Childhood (PSC) Initiative has five major components:

• Integrated federal, state, and local efforts to investigate and prosecute child exploitation cases, and to identify and rescue child victims

• Participation of PSC partners in coordinated national initiatives

• Increased federal enforcement in child pornography and enticement cases

• Training of federal, state, and local law enforcement agents

• Community awareness and educational programs

To report these crimes, visit www.cybertipline.com or call the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children’s hotline at 1-800-843-5678.

For more information about Project Safe Childhood, visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov.

Sex offender indicted on child porn charges

A child molester considered likely to reoffend was arraigned on child pornography charges in federal court Monday.

Donald D. Holloway, 50, has been in Spokane County Jail since December after federal authorities said he’d uploaded child pornography to the Internet.  Holloway was on probation for a 2002 marijuana conviction; he was booked into jail Dec. 22 for violating his probation.

According to his probation officer’s report, Holloway uploaded pornographic images of teen and pre-teen boys in March, April and July 2009.

A grand jury indicted Holloway last Thursday on a federal charge of receipt and attempted receipt and child pornography for alleged activity between Sept. 18 and Dec. 21 in Valley, Wash. Holloway had lived in the 2900 block of Bakie Road in Valley since at least April 15, 2009, when the Stevens County Sheriff’s Office issued a notice warning residents of his presence.

Holloway was convicted of indecent liberties in 1981 and second-degree and third-degree child molestation in 1992. His victims were between the ages of 8 and 16 and were male and female, according to the sheriff’s office.

Holloway, a level 3 sex offender, pleaded not guilty to the new federal charges on Monday and remains in jail.

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