Louisa man sentenced to 95 years in Facebook porn case

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LOUISA COUNTY, VA (WTVR) – James Dollins, of Gordonsville, was convicted on 10 counts of solicitation to produce child pornography and 5 counts of reproduction of child pornography.

On January 4, 2012, Dollins, 43, was sentenced to 95 years in prison with an active 30-year incarceration, which prosecutors said in a release, “is tantamount to a life sentence.”

In July 2011 the 43-year-old man was arrested and accused of pretending to be a 19-year-old University of Virginia college coed who asked teenage boys on Facebook to send him naked pictures.

Investigators said a parent called the Louisa Sheriff’s Office in May 2011 to report her 13-year-old son was contacted on Facebook by someone who claimed to be a 19-year-old female UVA student.

Investigators said the “student” asked the child to text “her” nude pictures of himself.

During their investigation the Louisa Sheriff’s Deputies discovered the 19-year-old female was actually a persona created by Dollins.

Investigators searched Dollin’s home and discovered items and documents linking Dollins to the 19 year-old Facebook profile of “Kelly Redkin.”

Investigators said Dollins, posing as Redkin, had been in contact with multiple teenage boys in Louisa, Henrico and Chesterfield Counties, soliciting them for sex and/or nude pictures. [READ MORE: Police say man posed on Facebook as Virginia college coed, contacts teenage boys for porn and sex]

The Commonwealth’s Attorney said that Dollins used Facebook.com to contact underage boys between the ages of 13-17, in the area.

Officials said that Dollins promised relationships and sent videos and photos of a woman, an imagined persona, to entice the boys to send nude pictures of themselves.

The Commonwealth’s Attorney said that “in nine years of specializing in child exploitation cases this is the worst I have ever seen.”

Officials asked parents to consider actions, outlined below, to keep their children safe from online predators.

  1. Keep your computers located in the family room.
  2. Be careful of what information you post online.
  3. Remember that people online may not be who they say they are.
  4. Do not agree to meet a person that you came into contact with online.
  5. Know whether laptops in the house contain wireless internet cards.
  6. Immediately tell your parents if you are approached online in an improper manner.
  7. If you forget all other rules go back to Rule 1.
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