Man convicted of participating in child porn ring

AP News
Posted: Oct 12, 2011 1:13 AM
Man convicted of participating in child porn ring

An Ohio man has been convicted on child porn charges in Riverside, the last U.S. conviction in an international child pornography ring that spanned three continents.

Federal prosecutors say Billy Wade Carroll was convicted Tuesday of conspiracy to advertise, solicit, transport, distribute, receive and possess child pornography. He also was found guilty of committing a child pornography offense while being required to register as a sex offender in Ohio.

The 51-year-old was charged with making more than 100 posts to an Internet message bulletin board, which required members to continually post explicit images of children.

Carroll faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 35 years in federal prison when he's sentenced in January.

Carroll and 14 others have been convicted of federal offenses in the child pornography bust.