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McKINNEY MAN ARRESTED FOR POSSESSION OF CHILD PORNOGRAPHY
PLANO, TX – A 35-year-old McKinney, Texas man has been arrested for child pornography violations in the Eastern District of Texas announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales.
ADAM JENNINGS appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Don D. Bush today on three counts of receipt of child pornography, one count of possession of child pornography and one count of transporting child pornography.
According to information presented in court, in March 2009, law enforcement authorities executed a federal search warrant at a Plano residence resulting in the discovery of child pornography on computer equipment belonging to Jennings. On Apr. 15, 2010, a five-count indictment was returned by a federal grand jury charging Jennings with child pornography violations. Jennings was arrested on Thursday, Apr. 29, 2010 in McKinney. Judge Bush ordered that Jennings be detained until trial. A trial date has not been set.
This case is being 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.
If convicted, Jennings faces up to 20 years in federal prison. It is important to note that an indictment is merely a charge and should not be considered as evidence of either guilt or innocence.
This case is being investigated by Immigration and Customs Enforcement and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Mandy Griffith.
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