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Recording Child Pornography on Social Media Gets Man 25 Years in Federal Prison

Posted by Fay Arfa | Dec 07, 2020 | 0 Comments

              A federal Judge sentenced Chaunta A. Bashir, a.k.a. “taytheonly,” 27, to 300 months in federal prison for producing dozens of sexually explicit images and videos of children, including videos that were recorded on his Snapchat and Facebook social media accounts. He pled guilty to one count of production of child pornography.

            From June 2015 to October 2018, Bashir produced multiple images of child pornography. In October and November 2017, he took sexually explicit images and videos of a 3-year-old child, including of himself sexually abusing the child. In the spring and summer of 2018, Bashir produced additional sexually explicit images and videos of children ranging in age from 4 years to 14 years. Bashir recorded some of those videos on his Facebook and Snapchat social media accounts.

            While searching Bashir's home in October 2018, law enforcement officials found more than 600 images and videos from his electronic devices that depicted minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct.

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