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United States Attorney Rebecca A. Gregory
Eastern District of Texas


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                               CONTACT:  DAVILYN WALSTON
TUESDAY, JULY 15, 2008                                                     PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
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WHITEHOUSE MAN GUILTY OF FEDERAL CHILD PORNOGRAPHY CHARGES

 

TYLER, TX – United States Attorney Rebecca A. Gregory announced today that a 25-year-old Whitehouse, Texas man has pleaded guilty to child pornography violations in the Eastern District of Texas.

TIMOTHY ADCOCK pleaded guilty to possession of material involving the sexual exploitation of a child today before United States Magistrate Judge Judith K. Guthrie.   

According to information presented in court, on April 9, 2008, at his residence in Whitehouse, Texas, Adcock possessed a personal computer that contained visual depictions involving minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct.  He had downloaded these visual depictions to this computer using a file sharing software program.  Also on April 9, 2008, the aforementioned computer was seized by law enforcement officers pursuant to a federal search warrant.  Forensic analysis of the computer by law enforcement officers revealed digital images involving minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct.

Adcock faces up to 10 years in federal prison and a fine of up to $250,000.00.  A sentencing date has not been set.

This case is part of Project Safe Childhood (PSC).  In February 2006, the Department of Justice created Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative designed to protect children from online exploitation and abuse.  Lead by the United States Attorneys Offices, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as identify and rescue victims.  For information about Project Safe Childhood, visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov/.

 This case was investigated by the U.S. Secret Service and the Longview Police Department, Cyber Crimes Unit/Crimes Against Children.  It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Bill Baldwin.
           
           
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