DOCTOR SENTENCED ON CHILD PORNOGRAPHY CHARGE
Craig B. Tubbs, of St. Louis was sentenced today in federal court to 46 months in federal prison after having pleaded guilty to charges of possession of child pornography, United States Attorney Barbara McQuade announced today. Tubbs was sentenced by Judge Thomas L. Ludington in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, Northern Division.
McQuade was joined in the announcement by Brian Moskowitz, Special Agent in Charge, Immigration, Customs and Enforcement, Office of Homeland Security Investigations (ICE-HSI).
The evidence presented to the court at the time of Tubbs’ plea established that Tubbs, a family practice physician in Alma, possessed pornographic images of prepubescent minors in his personal computer and email account. As a result of a search warrant executed by the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations (ICE-HSI), law enforcement agents determined that Tubbs had obtained child pornography from the Internet and redistributed these images via computer to other individuals. Tubbs first came to the attention of law enforcement through a nationwide investigation of individuals distributing and sharing child pornography.
“The victimization of children for sexual purposes is made more heinous when the acts are committed by individuals in positions of public trust or by those with regular access to children,” said Brian M. Moskowitz, special agent in charge of ICE-HSI in Michigan and Ohio. “Today's sentencing illustrates the serious nature of crimes that exploit children. For this reason, ICE-HSI will continue to aggressively pursue child predators and rescue children from these dangerous situations.”
The case was investigated by the ICE-HSI and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Shane N. Waller.