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FLOWER MOUND, TEXAS MAN SENTENCED FOR CHILD PORNOGRAPHY
PLANO, TX – U.S. Attorney John M. Bales announced today that a 46-year-old Flower mound, Texas man has been sentenced for federal child pornography violations in the Eastern District of Texas.
JAMES BRANDON STROUSE pleaded guilty on Apr. 16, 2009, to an Information charging him with possession of child pornography and was sentenced to 120 months in federal prison on Dec. 9, 2009 by U.S. District Judge Marcia Crone.
According to information presented in court, in May 2008, Strouse possessed several visual depictions of child pornography through his Internet account. He admitted to possessing over 600 images of children involved in sexually explicit conduct, which he obtained over the Internet.
This case was prosecuted 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 Immigration and Customs Enforcement and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Terri L. Hagan.
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