TAZEWELL - A former U.S. Army corporal is behind bars for
possessing more than 7,000 images and 54 videos containing child pornography.
Gregory M. Willis, 26, entered a plea agreement in December
to one count of possession of child pornography in excess of five images and in
excess of five videos, according to officials with the Tazewell County Sheriff’s
Detectives with the Sheriff’s Office Internet Crimes Against
Children Task Force had identified a computer offering to participate in the “sharing”
of child porn, according to Sheriff’s Office officials. The initial
investigation indicated that the I.P. address was in Bluefield, Virginia. The images
of child pornography were then downloaded in an undercover capacity, until Special
Agents of the Military Police could execute a search warrant and seize several
items used for storing digital media.
Willis had been serving at Fort Campbell, Kentucky,
according to officials with the Sheriff’s Office. He was sentenced last month
to confinement in federal prison for two years, reduction from corporal to
private, forfeiture of all pay and allowances and a bad conduct discharge from