Thomas Kermitt Noah of Springfield sentenced to 96 months in prison.
Attorney General Ellen F. Rosenblum announced today that Thomas Kermitt Noah, of Springfield, Oregon has been sentenced to 96 months in prison after pleading guilty to numerous counts stemming from his possession and distribution of child pornography.
Noah’s sentence is the culmination of an investigation conducted by DOJ’s Internet Crimes Against Children task force (ICAC) starting in March of 2013. “Child pornography is a heinous crime,” said Darin Tweedt, Chief Counsel of the DOJ Criminal Justice Division. “The Department of Justice and our law enforcement partners are doing everything we can to keep children safe from those who would exploit them.”
During the course of the investigation, ICAC determined that the images were being distributed from a residence in Springfield, Oregon. On June 13, 2013, ICAC Special Agents and detectives from the Springfield Police Department served a search warrant at 858 D. Street in Springfield. During the search of the residence, child sexual abuse images were located on a computer, in printed format and on other electronic storage devices. Noah admitted to being involved in the possession and distribution of the images.
In July 2013, Noah was indicted by the Lane County Grand Jury on 22 counts of Encouraging Child Sexual Abuse I. He was subsequently arrested and lodged at the Lane County Jail. On January 8, 2014, he pled guilty to the charges against him.
“I’m proud of DOJ’s work with our local partners in conducting these important investigations and bringing the bad guys to justice,” said Rosenblum.
Kristina Edmunson, Department of Justice, Kristina.Edmunson@doj.state.or.us, 503-378-6002