United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner
Eastern District of California
Stockton Man Pleads Guilty To Receiving Child Pornography
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Docket #: 2:11-CR-00526 JAM
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Timothy Gevock, 26, of Stockton, pleaded guilty today to receipt of child pornography, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced.
According to court documents, in June 2011, the Greater Manchester Police notified the DHS C3 through Interpol, that Gevock, using the email address “email@example.com” had received child pornography from a British national. These images were sent via email by a person named Campbell living in Manchester, England. Campbell was molesting a four-year-old girl and trading the pictures with Gevock and other individuals that he met on a Russian photo-sharing site. In emails recovered during the Interpol investigation, Gevock wrote that he would “love to trade pics” with Campbell. Campbell then sent an email with six images of child pornography attached.
On November 5, 2011, agents searched Gevock’s residence and seized multiple computers and storage devices, as well as three cell phones. One computer contained digital evidence that Gevock had received child pornography as well as evidence of his having visited the Russian photo-sharing site through which Campbell was trading his child pornography.
Gevock is scheduled to be sentenced by United States District Judge John A. Mendez on September 18, 2012, at 9:45 a.m. He faces five years to 20 years in prison, a $250,000 fine, and a life-time term of supervised release. The actual sentence, however, will be determined at the discretion of the court after consideration of any applicable statutory factors and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, which take into account a number of variables.
This case is the product of an investigation by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), Cyber Crimes Center (C3), Child Exploitation Section (CES), the Sacramento Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, and the Greater Manchester (England) Police. Assistant United States Attorney Kyle Reardon is prosecuting the case.
This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood (PSC), a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and the Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS) in the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, PSC 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 PSC, 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.