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Registered Sex Offender Convicted on Child Porn Charges

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Louisa County Commonwealth's Attorney Press Release

Louisa Commonwealth's Attorney Rusty McGuire announced the conviction of Joseph C. Emanuele, 54, Louisa for two counts of failing to register as a sex offender and four counts for reproduction of child pornography.  

The defendant was released from prison in 2003 following his conviction of a sex offense against a child.  He then received a suspended sentence for a probation violation in 2004. In Albemarle, he was convicted of failing to register as a sex offender in 2010. 

The Louisa ICAC Task Force received information that he was involved in child pornography.  They arrived at his home, with the Virginia State Police, to investigate his failure to register as a sex offender.  During their investigation they searched his computer.  The search revealed that he continued to download child pornography over the years.  As early as 2005, less than two years from his release from prison, and up until his recent arrest in July, he continued to download, possess and reproduce child pornography.     

On speaking on his conviction McGuire said "the Defendant has a lengthy record and we are glad he will no longer exploit children.  He was convicted as a contact offender against a child, failing to register as a sex offender three times and now we discovered the entire time he was a dual internet offender exploiting children on the Internet."

The Defendant will be formally sentenced on March 6, 2013 and will serve 15 years in prison for his actions. 

Mr. Emanuele's arrest and conviction is the result of the cooperation of the ICAC Task Force, Louisa County Sheriff's Office, Virginia State Police, Albemarle Police Department, Charlottesville Police Department, United States Marshall's Service, the Office of the United States Attorney for the Western District of Virginia and the Office of the Commonwealth's Attorney for Louisa.  

Russell "Rusty" McGuire
Commonwealth's Attorney
County of Louisa

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