A 44-year old man from Dundalk, Maryland, has been indicted on eleven counts of child pornography charges. There are five counts of receipt of child pornography, five counts of transportation of child pornography, and one count of possession of child pornography.
The charges are the result of a FBI investigation that focused on individuals who use file sharing programs to trade child pornography images and video files. Representatives for Project Safe Childhood, created by Attorney General Alberto Gonzales in 2006, stated that the accused was trading illegal files through his computer, depicting pre-pubescent children engaged in various sexual acts.
If convicted, Carpenter faces a minimum of five years in prison, a maximum of 210 years in prison, and a lifetime of supervised release.