DOJ: Jonesborough man sentenced to 38 years on child porn charges

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. (WJHL) – A Jonesborough man was sentenced to 460 months in prison Thursday after being convicted of multiple child pornography offenses, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced.

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In a news release, the DOJ stated Timothy Carver, 54, was convicted after a trial in April 2023. He was found guilty of the following:

  • Knowingly producing child pornography

  • Knowingly distributing child pornography

  • Knowingly possessing child pornography involving a child less than 12 years of age

According to the DOJ, evidence was presented at the trial which proved Carver had “videoed and photographed himself engaged in sexual acts with a two-year-old.”

Caver was also found to have distributed the illicit videos online to an online undercover agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Agents who searched Carver’s phone found more than 1,700 photo and video files containing child porn, the release states.

In addition to his 460-month sentence, Carver must be supervised for the remainder of his life and register as a sex offender.

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