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Commonwealth of Virginia
Office of the Attorney General

Mark Herring
Attorney General

900 East Main Street
Richmond, Virginia 23219

 

Contact: Emily Bolton
Office: (804)786-0147 
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MECHANICSVILLE MAN, CONVICTED SEX OFFENDER, SENTENCED TO 6 YEARS, 9 MONTHS FOR CHILD PORNOGRAPHY

~ Defendant pled guilty to four counts of possession of child pornography ~

(HANOVER COUNTY, Va.) - Timothy Warren Kromer, age 38, of Mechanicsville, Virginia, pled guilty to four counts of possession of child pornography and was sentenced to 6 years and 9 months (35 years' imprisonment with 28 years 3 months suspended) in Hanover County Circuit Court on July 14, 2015. Kromer is a registered sex offender and previously served 2 years and 1 month in 2010 for possession of child pornography and three misdemeanors for unlawful filming. Mark R. Herring, Attorney General of Virginia, made the announcement after the defendant was sentenced by Hanover County Circuit Court Judge J. Overton Harris.

 

"Each time a criminal clicks on a photo of an exploited child, that child is re-victimized, they are forced to relive trauma, and their healing process in inhibited," said Attorney General Mark R. Herring. "Any adult who would knowingly participate in this victimization deserves to be behind bars, and the fact that the defendant is a repeat offender makes his conduct that much more egregious. I'm pleased with the sentence in this case and grateful for the collaboration between my office and the police officers who work tirelessly to track down these offenders."

 

Kromer was identified after the Hanover County Sheriff's Office ("HCSO") received information that he was using a cell phone to store child pornography. Once it was confirmed that the device belonged to Kromer, the Hanover County Sheriff's Office obtained a search warrant for his residence, which was executed on December 12, 2014. During the search, officers found Kromer in possession of the targeted cellular telephone, and the defendant, who is a convicted sex offender, admitted to using the cellular telephone to search for all kinds of pictures and admitted seeing sexually explicit images of children.  A forensic analysis of the cellular telephone confirmed the defendant's use and revealed four images of prepubescent children engaged in sexually explicit conduct.

 

This case was investigated by officers with the Hanover County Sheriff's Office. Assistant Attorney General Tommy Johnstone of the Virginia Attorney General's Office prosecuted the case on behalf of the Commonwealth, with cooperation from the Hanover County Commonwealth's Attorney's Office.

 

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