University Park Socialite Erika Perdue Sentenced to 14 Years on Child Porn Conviction

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Two years ago, no one had a clue what Erika Perdue had on her computer. Not her intellectual-property lawyer husband. Not her University Park neighbors. Her neon green Camaro with the "My Syn" license plates certainly raised some eyebrows, but no one suspected she was into child porn.

Then, in January 2012, an FBI agent based in Maryland downloaded seven videos (e.g. "2yo+mom+dad") from a peer-to-peer network user calling herself "Classybitch." From there, it took little effort to track Perdue down at her $1.4 million UP home and discover that she shared child porn almost every day while her husband was at work, and that she'd been doing so for the past 13 years.

See also: University Park's Erika Perdue Pleads Guilty to Distributing Child Porn

Even after her arrest and a judge's ruling that she be detained pending trial, concerned neighbors would report spotting the neon Camaro around town and wonder if she had been released.

She hadn't, and she won't be for some time. On Monday, following Perdue's September guilty plea to one count of transporting and shipping child pornography, U.S. District Judge Sam Lindsay sentenced Perdue to 14 years in federal prison, with another eight years of supervised release.

Perdue will also be required to pay a $10,000 fine and make $5,000 in restitution to "Vicky," a child in one of the videos she shared who has been identified by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

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zepeda.aurora
zepeda.aurora

Being a victim of child rape myself i feel for the inacent children that have been permanently ruend by those people and the terabal. Excuse for a woman a mother sould protect children not watch and share a video of two grown men rapeing a two year old baby what the fuck was she thinking she deserves life and i pray she gets whats comming to her in presion. The face that she could watch and share child porn infent porn becuse some of the victims where as young as 18 months old is scary she in my eyes deserves everything she gets..

Janik
Janik

I have to wonder why any decent man would marry such a woman as this. It says a lot of about the man, actually.

ruddski
ruddski

According to AboveTheLaw, she has a daughter, and lived across from a playground.

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin topcommenter

Does she have to register as a sex offender?  It doesnt say here

WhiteWhale
WhiteWhale

The capacity of people to unpleasantly surprise is limitless.  At one time I was naive enough to believe that only men did this crap.  Equal opportunity perversion

ruddski
ruddski

"2 year old with mom and dad"

Sometimes, you just wish you hsdn't read something. Words fail.

dingo
dingo

Was she really a socialite or just a storyline socialite?

It used to be that a socialite was the product of family, education, and economic standing.

Now the label is attached to any idle wacknut with a lot of money in order to better sell a story.


James_the_P3
James_the_P3

Of course the nouveau riche in University Park would be into something as gauche as child pornography.  In Highland Park, they import their sex slaves direct from the finest markets in all of Araby.

observist
observist topcommenter

No, I'm pretty sure "idle whacknut with a lot of money" has always been a subset of "socialite".

ruddski
ruddski

@dingo

Thankfully, she's not described as "socialite and mother".

bgruy1
bgruy1

shout out to the Dead Milkmen

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