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May 6, 2013

Department of Justice

United States Attorney William C. Killian Eastern District of Tennessee


Jimmy Rollins Sentenced To 300 Months In Prison For Production Of Child Pornography

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – Jimmy Rollins, 45, of Palmer, Tenn., was sentenced to serve 300 months in federal prison, five years supervised release and a $100 special assessment, by the Honorable Harry S. Mattice, Jr., U.S. District Judge. Rollins pleaded guilty in February 2013 to production of child pornography.

In February 2012, an undercover investigation by the Winchester Police Department identified Rollins as a person who used the internet to traffic in pornographic images of children. A search of his home in May 2012 revealed equipment used in the production of child pornography and multiple photographic images and videos of Rollins engaged in sexual activity with a known minor. All the child pornographic scenes were set in a bedroom that can be recognized as belonging to Rollins. Rollins had been previously convicted in 1994 of two counts of statutory rape in the Criminal Circuit Court of Grundy County, Tenn.

The indictment and subsequent conviction of Rollins was the result of an investigation conducted by the Winchester Police Department, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney John P. MacCoon represented the United States.

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 the U.S. Attorneys' Offices and the Criminal Division's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, PSC marshals federal, state, and local resources to locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who sexually exploit children, and to identify and rescue victims. For more information about PSC, please visit www.usdoj.gov/psc. For more information about internet safety education, please visit www.usdoj.gov/psc and click on the tab "resources."

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