August 3, 2012 in City

Man pleads guilty to distributing child porn

By The Spokesman-Review
 

A man who once licensed foster care homes for the state pleaded guilty today to two federal counts of distribution of child pornography.

Darrell J. Rogers, who was 51 when he was arrested earlier this year, was indicted following an April search of his home in the 7100 block of North Westgate Place in the Indian Trail neighborhood of Spokane.

His wife, Kim Rogers, also works as a social worker for the state Department of Social and Health Services. She specializes in finding homes for children who are wards of the state. The investigation did not implicate her in any way.

Darrell Rogers admitted using Internet file sharing programs to obtain the pornography, including images of children as young as months old, and denied that he ever inappropriately touched children.

His attorney Matthew Campbell and Assistant U.S. Attorney Earl Hicks agreed on a sentencing recommendation of five years in federal prison. U.S. District Court Judge Justin Quackenbush set the sentencing for Nov. 13 at 10 a.m.


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