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Ex-Marine sentenced to prison in child porn case

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PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

A former U.S. Marine staff sergeant is going to prison on child pornography charges.

Corey McAdoo pleaded guilty in May to receiving child pornography from a Portland woman while stationed in Afghanistan.

He was sentenced in a Portland courtroom to 12 years in prison, followed by a 10-year term of supervised release.

"Mr. McAdoo was directly responsible for the abuse suffered by these little boys. The fact that he used his military service in an attempt to mitigate his abhorrent behavior is particularly offensive to the proud men and women who serve in the armed forces," said U.S. Attorney Amanda Marshall.

The investigation began when Portland police received a report that a Portland woman had sent videos of herself sexually abusing her infant nephew to McAdoo. At the time, he was an active duty Marine sergeant stationed at Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan.

Federal investigators said the woman also sexually abused two other underage nephews at McAdoo's request, while he watched live via a web camera.

The Marine Corps removed him from active duty upon learning of the allegations and returned him to the United States, where he was turned over to the FBI to face federal charges in Oregon.

Inez Lambert, the woman who abused the children, is serving a 25-year prison sentence.

McAdoo apologized to the families at his sentencing hearing.

A psychologist testified at the hearing that McAdoo suffered from posttraumatic stress disorder, anxiety and depression, but the judge said those ailments had "absolutely nothing" to do with McAdoo's conduct, which he described as, "despicable and dishonorable."

Conditions of McAdoo's post-prison release include registering as a sex offender and not associating with minors or going to places where children congregate, according to the United States Attorney's office for the District of Oregon.

His computer use will also be restricted upon his release from prison and there will be limitations on where he can live. McAdoo will also be required to participate in mental health and sex offender treatment programs.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat child sexual exploitation and abuse. For more details about the program, go to the Project Safe Childhood website.

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