Ex-ABC News Reporter James Gordon Meek Sentenced to Only Six Years in ‘Sadistic’ Child Pornography Case

James Gordon Meek, a former investigative journalist with ABC News, has been sentenced to only six years in prison in a child pornography case, with a maximum penalty of 20 years or more.

Meek, 54, was sentenced to 72 months in prison after being found guilty of sending and receiving sexually explicit content involving prepubescent minors.

According to DOJ citing court documents, “while visiting South Carolina in February 2020, James Gordon Meek, 53, used an online messaging platform on his iPhone to send and receive images and videos depicting minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct, and to discuss his sexual interest in children. Some of the images and videos depicted prepubescent minors and minors under the age of 12, including an infant being raped. Meek brought the iPhone containing the child sexual abuse material back with him when he returned to Virginia. Additionally, Meek possessed multiple electronic devices containing images and videos of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct.”

Meek pleaded guilty in July to transporting and possessing child sexual abuse material. 

From The Gateway Pundit:

According to court filings, Meek actively sought out individuals online to share and expand his collection of child sexual abuse material for his own sexual gratification. The material he traded involved infants and toddlers and depicted “sadistic and masochistic abuse of prepubescent children.”