United States Attorney John L. Ratcliffe
Eastern District of Texas
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: DAVILYN WALSTON
THURSDAY, APRIL 24, 2008 PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
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GILMER MAN GUILTY OF FEDERAL CHILD PORNOGRAPHY CHARGES
MARSHALL, TX – United States Attorney John L. Ratcliffe announced today that a 43-year-old Gilmer, Texas man pleaded guilty to child pornography violations in the Eastern District of Texas.
MILTON KEITH BUNN was indicted on March 12, 2008 and charged with sexual exploitation of a child. Bunn pleaded guilty today before United States Magistrate Judge Chad Everingham.
According to information presented in court, Bunn sexually exploited a minor by producing visual images of the child containing sexually explicit conduct.
Bunn faces up to 30 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 is being investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the Upshur County Sheriff's Office and the Longview Police Department's Cyber Crimes Unit and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Mary Ann Cozby.
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