Norman man sentenced to 100 months in prison for viewing child pornography

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NORMAN, Okla. – A Norman man will serve more than 8 years in prison for accessing and viewing child pornography, a U.S. attorney announced Tuesday.

Daniel Eugene Howie, 32, has been sentenced to serve 100 months in federal prison for having accessed, with intent to view, child pornography, U.S. Attorney Mark A. Yancey said.

Court documents say that on July 23, 2015, law enforcement officers determined that an internet user with an IP address linked to Howie’s home was actively viewing child pornography.

After questioning Howie, officials say he allegedly admitted he had searched for and viewed images of child pornography.

He also reportedly admitted to molesting two girls under the age of twelve – one of whom was only four years old at the time.

He was later charged and pleaded guilty to knowingly accessing, with intent to view, child pornography.

Howie was sentenced to serve 100 months in federal prison, followed by 10 years of supervised release.

He will also be required to register as a sex offender for life.