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Mark William Woerner: Urged Kids to Take His Child-Porn Collection to School

Mark William Woerner, 55, is being sent to federal prison for a long, long time -- 80 years, in fact -- and with the evidence produced at his trial, not many people are going to question that.

Among his highlights, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office: Possessing at least 8,000 images of child porn. Sexual abuse and exploitation of minors. Soliciting an inmate to kill an FBI agent scheduled to testify against him at trial.

Oh, and giving kids thumb drives packed with child porn and suggesting "that the juvenile take it to school to share with other students."

He apparently was eager to share his child porn with kids: "Woerner's sentence was further enhanced because he had distributed images and videos of child pornography to minors and requested that they send him child pornography in return," the USAO said.

The images "included minors under the age of 12, as well as material that portrayed sadistic or masochistic conduct or other depictions of violence," prosecutors said.

Federal Judge Hilda G. Tagle sentenced the Los Fresnos man to serve a series of terms consecutively, meaning he'll be in prison without a chance of parole for 80 years.

"Judge Tagle also ordered him to pay a fine of $25,000 and restitution in the amount of $2,246 to the victims," the USAO said.


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