A Pace Academy teacher and Acworth resident William Villemez has been sentenced to five years in prison for receiving and possessing child pornography.
According to U.S. Attorney Sally Quillian Yates, the charges and other information presented in court: Between July 2008 and March 2011, Villemez ordered 32 DVD’s containing images of child pornography and child erotica from a website based outside the United States. He spent more than $750 for those DVD’s. Law enforcement traced those orders to Villemez’s home in Smyrna. During the execution of a search warrant in October 2012, agents found that Villemez had not only purchased the DVD’s but had also downloaded child pornography onto his computer.
During the period that he was receiving DVD’s in the mail and downloading computer images of child pornography, Villemez taught drama and dance to middle-school students at Pace Academy in Atlanta.
Villemez, 30, of Acworth, has been sentenced to five years in prison to be followed by 10 years of supervised release. He was convicted on these charges on April 19 after he pleaded guilty.
The case is being investigated by the United States Postal Inspection Service with assistance from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and Cobb County Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Paul R. Jones and Brent A. Gray prosecuted the case.