United States Attorney Rebecca A. Gregory
Eastern District of Texas
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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2009 PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
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TYLER MAN SENTENCED FOR CHILD PORNOGRAPHY VIOLATIONS
TYLER, TX – U.S. Attorney Rebecca A. Gregory announced today that a 47-year-old Tyler man has been sentenced to federal prison for child pornography violations in the Eastern District of Texas.
PAUL BOWEY pleaded guilty to an Information on Oct. 28, 2008, charging him with possession of material containing child pornography and was sentenced today to 78 months in federal prison by U.S. District Judge Leonard Davis.
According to information presented in court, on June 10, 2008, a federal search warrant was executed at Bowey's Tyler residence on Big Oak Bay Road. A laptop computer was seized and a forensic examination revealed the presence of three video clips depicting prepubescent females engaging in sexually explicit conduct with adult males.
This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice. Led by United States Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS), 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 to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov.
This case was investigated by the Longview Police Department's Cyber Crimes Unit and the U.S. Secret Service and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jim Noble.
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