Centralia Man Sentenced on Child Porn Charges

Mar 11, 2019

A Centralia man is headed to federal prison for distributing and receiving child pornography over the internet.

The U.S. attorney's office says 42-year-old William Keller has been sentenced to 10 years behind bars.
In October 2017, an online investigation discovered an IP address associated with Keller sharing child pornography over peer-to-peer software. While executing a search warrant at Keller's home, federal agents seized a computer, a cell phone, and multiple external hard drives. Those devices contained over 1,400 images and 26 videos of child pornography, some files depicted the sexual abuse of children as young as toddlers.

Keller pleaded guilty. But, at sentencing, Keller admitted his criminal conduct but maintained he had collected the child pornography in an attempt to frame a relative he believed had molested his sister when they were children.