City Man Pleads Guilty In Child Porn Case

Police Say Photos Were Shared Online

Posted: November 5, 2013

HARRISONBURG — A Harrisonburg man accused of having child pornography on his computer has pleaded guilty in Rockingham County Circuit Court.

Jeffrey Todd Litten, 34, pleaded guilty Friday to five felony counts of possession of child pornography.

Judge Bruce Albertson scheduled Litten to be sentenced on Jan. 7. He faces up to 25 years in prison.

The case against Litten began Aug. 28, 2012, when an investigator with the Internet Crimes Against Children task force found a suspicious file connected to a specific IP address.

The investigator was using a peer-to-peer program that allows police to remotely probe computer files that appear suspicious.

During a bond appeal hearing on Sept. 27, 2012, the investigator said he found about 60 files on Litten’s computer. He said Litten used a file-sharing software program to download and share child pornography.

The investigator later traced the computer’s IP address to Litten’s home.

On Sept. 20, 2012, police searched the home, seizing a computer. Litten was subsequently arrested and later admitted that he had been looking at child pornography “off and on” for about 10 years, prosecutors say.

Contact Pete DeLea at 574-6278 or pdelea@dnronline.com



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