Man living in Virginia faces more than 325 years in prison for child pornography
Jon Burkett, WTVR
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DINWIDDIE COUNTY, VIRGINIA — A Danish national living in Virginia is facing more than 325 years in prison on child porn charges.
WTVR reports Henrik Nicolai Styles had no criminal history and was in the U.S. on a green card.
The Danish national’s employment record was unblemished, until the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC) detected some disturbing downloads.
Prosecutors said Styles had downloaded those images, appearing to be boys from overseas, onto several devices.
“This is a man who has never been in trouble, had a strong employment history and been off everyone’s radar,” said Meghan Campbell, the Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney. “He now has 37 charges of downloading child pornography.”
Styles pleaded guilty to those charges Friday morning and was sentenced to more than 300 years in prison. But because of a plea deal, he will only have to serve close to 25 depending on his behavior in prison.
After that he will likely be deported, according to prosecutors.
Prosecutors said Styles was tangled deep in the dark web, under the screen name “Va Dad4Yung” in chat rooms such as “GayDads4Sons.” They say he struck up several conversations with underage boys.