Child porn nets
jail time for 2 men

By Rod Antone

A federal court judge sentenced two Oahu men to prison on various child-pornography charges this week.

Ryan T. Ching, 31, was sentenced to 50 months in jail Monday, while Darryl Yonezawa, 47, was sentenced to six months in jail followed by four months of home detention and a $10,000 fine.

Ching was ordered into federal custody immediately after the sentencing, while Yonezawa was allowed to turn himself in to begin serving his sentence.

Federal prosecutors said mail carrier Yonezawa told an undercover Illinois police detective in an August 2000 chat-room conversation that it was "fun to rape girls." In January 2001, federal agents in Hawaii received the information about Yonezawa's conversation from the detective, executed a search warrant at Yonezawa's Waipahu home and recovered a diskette containing multiple images of child pornography.

Federal investigators said Ching operated a computer system that allowed others to access his computer directly and download his files into their computers. An undercover FBI agent was able to download a number of child-pornographic files from Ching's computer on Dec. 7, 2000, and afterward searched his home.

Some of the images that Ching made available to others through his computer included pictures of an infant undergoing an autopsy and "other materials which portrayed sadistic and masochistic conduct," said federal prosecutors.

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