Annapolis, MD -- Anne Arundel County State's Attorney Wes Adams announced today that Korey Vaughn Hamilton Payne, 21, of Hanover, will be sentenced by Judge Ronald A. Silkworth on Tuesday, September 26 for five counts of Possession of Child Pornography.

On July 19, 2016, an Anne Arundel County Police detective conducted an online investigation for offenders sharing child pornography over the internet. The detective directed his attention to a specific IP address after establishing it was associated with at least one file known to be of interest to child pornography investigations.

After identifying the IP address as being assigned to the home of Korey Payne's mother, where Payne resided at the time, police obtained a search warrant for the address. A search by police found external storage devices which contained child pornography next to Payne's ID card and other possessions. Payne himself identified this area as his studio workspace.

Payne was found guilty by an Anne Arundel County Circuit Court jury on May 4, 2017.

Sentencing will take place Tuesday, September 26, at 1:30 pm in Anne Arundel County Circuit Court courtroom 3F before Judge Ronald A. Silkworth.

All media are invited to attend. Cameras will not be permitted in the courtroom.

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