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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Texas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, December 5, 2013

El Paso Man Sentenced To Federal Prison For Downloading Child Porn

In El Paso, 33-year-old Thomas Daly, a former machine operator for a local food producer, was sentenced to 188 months in federal prison followed by ten years of supervised release for downloading child pornography announced United States Attorney Robert Pitman and Homeland Security Investigations Special Agent in Charge Dennis Ulrich, El Paso Division. 
                     
In September 2012, a routine information technology inspection revealed that Daly was downloading and viewing child pornography over the internet using peer-to-peer file sharing networks.  A subsequent search warrant executed by HSI agents at the defendant’s residence resulted in the seizure of two computers and various DVDs, CDs, and VHS cassettes.  A forensics examination of those items revealed the presence of almost 500 videos and more than 33,000 images depicting child pornography.  On September 10, 2013, Daly pleaded guilty to one count of receipt of child pornography.

This investigation was conducted by Homeland Security Investigations in El Paso.  Assistant United States Attorney Ian Martinez Hanna prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.