Man gets federal prison sentence for child porn on computer

Man gets federal prison sentence for child porn on computer

URBANA — A Champaign man who had pornographic images of children on his computer has been sentenced to 61/2 years in federal prison.

On Thursday, U.S. District Court Judge Michael P. McCuskey sentenced David Dyal, 51, whose last known address was in the 800 block of Kirby Avenue, to 78 months in prison, followed by a life term of supervised release.

Dyal pleaded guilty in November in federal court to three counts of receipt of child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography.

In addition, Dyal was ordered to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life, is required to take part in a sex offender treatment program and is prohibited from receiving or viewing pornography.

The judge ordered Dyal to have no contact with anybody under the age of 18 except in the presence of a responsible adult who is aware of his offense and has been approved by his probation officer.

As part of a plea agreement, Dyal agreed to forfeit his computer. He was ordered to pay a $400 special assessment.

When he is released from prison, any future computer that he might own must have filtering software that blocks sexually oriented websites.

According to a police report, Dyal’s girlfriend told police about the images after she and her daughter found a photo showing child pornography on his computer in January 2013. The woman was able to navigate to the folder where she found at least 10 additional similar images.

After police got a search warrant for Dyal’s home, they found pornographic images of children on his computer and arrested Dyal.

Dyal later admitted to police he had downloaded the child pornography.

Police eventually found more than 79 videos and 5,342 images of child pornography on the computer.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Elly M. Peirson.

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