United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner
Eastern District of California
Tulare County Man Sentenced To Prison For Possessing Child Pornography
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||
Monday, May 21, 2012
Docket #: 1:10-cr-00231-LJO
FRESNO, Calif. — United States District Judge Lawrence J. O’Neill sentenced Timothy David Bodine, 35, of Lindsay, today to three years and five months in prison, to be followed by 10 years of supervised release, for possessing visual depictions of a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced.
According to court documents, Bodine possessed images and videos on his computer that depicted minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct. Many of the minors depicted were prepubescent.
This case was the result of an extensive series of investigations by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office, the Fresno Police Department, and the California Department of Justice. Assistant United States Attorney Jeremy R. Jehangiri prosecuted the case.
This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice. Led by U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and the Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS) in the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov or call the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of California and ask to speak with the PSC coordinator.