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CASE NAME:United State v. Irey
ALL PLAINTIFFS:United States
ALL DEFENDANTS:William Irey
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DOCKET NUMBER:06-CR-00237
SOURCE:Lexis Search, News Article, Westlaw
TYPE OF CASE:Criminal
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TYPE OF TRIAL:Judge
TRIAL JUDGE(S):Hon. Gregory A. Presnell
YEAR OF ARREST:2006
YEAR OF VERDICT:2007
TYPE OF COURT:Federal
STATE:Florida
FEDERAL DISTRICT:Middle District Court
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AGE OF VICTIM(S):Minor
NUMBER OF VICTIMS:50 +
GENDER OF VICTIM(S):Female
VICTIM'S COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:Cambodia
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WAS VICTIM CHARGED WITH A CRIME:Yes
NUMBER OF DEFENDANT(S):1
GENDER OF DEFENDANT(S):Male
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CASE CATEGORIZATION:Pornography, Commercial Sexual Exploitation/Prostitution, Commercial Sexual Exploitation/Prostitution (johns/other buyers)
FIRST CHARGE:Sexual exploitation of children
FIRST CHARGE US/STATE CODE CITATION:18 U.S.C. § 2251(c)
FIRST CHARGE VERDICT/PLEA:Guilty Plea
FIRST CHARGE SENTENCE:210 months (eventually increased to 360 months on appeal)
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LENGTH OF GREATEST SENTENCE:17.5 years (eventually increased to 30 years on appeal)
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APPEAL:Yes
EXPLANATION OF APPEAL:Appealed Sentence
APPELLATE OPINION CITATION:563 F.3d 1223 (2009) (government appealed from district court's downward departure from Sentencing Guidelines range; court affirmed); 612 F.3d 1160 (2010) (court reheard en banc to consider whether sentence was unreasonable and an abuse of discretion; sentence held to be substantively unreasonable, vacated and remanded)
HOLDING OF APPEALS COURT:Vacate
APPEAL STILL PENDING?:No
SUMMARY:

During a four to five year period beginning in 2001, William Irey engaged in sex acts with girls aged four to sixteen, typically in Cambodian brothels. In some instances he had children flown to him from Cambodia to China. Irey photographed and videotaped his abuse and torture of the girls, and he used this material for personal pleasure and as currency to gain access to child pornography sites. In 2006 federal agents intercepted incriminating e-mails from Irey to one such site. During a search of his home, agents found a hard drive containing 1,200 photos of Irey abusing at least 50 underage girls, as well as hundreds of other explicit photos that did not show his face. He was arrested in December 2006 and charged with sexually exploiting children. He plead guilty in July 2007 and subsequently was sentenced to 17.5 years in prison. The government appealed the sentence and eventually had the sentence increased to 30 years, the statutory maximum.

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