DOJ Seal Department of Justice  
United States Attorney John M. Bales
Eastern District of Texas

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE            CONTACT:  DAVILYN WALSTON
THURSDAY, JULY 8, 2010            PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/txe             CELL: (409) 553-9881 DIRECT: (409) 981-7902

BRIDGE CITY, TEXAS MAN SENTENCED FOR CHILD PORNOGRAPHY VIOLATIONS

            BEAUMONT, Texas – A 49-year-old Bridge City, Texas man has been sentenced to federal prison for child pornography violations in the Eastern District of Texas announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.

            William Henry Moulder pleaded guilty on Feb. 16, 2010, to possession of child pornography and was sentenced to 70 months in federal prison today by U.S. District Judge Ron Clark.

            According to information presented in court, on Jan. 15, 2010, law enforcement agents executed a federal search warrant at Moulder's residence in Bridge City, and seized a personal computer.  The computer was analyzed and found to have between 300 and 600 images of child pornography.  Some of the images depicted children less than 12 years of age engaged in sexually explicit conduct.

            These cases are being 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 Beaumont Police Department and the Department of Homeland Security - Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Christopher T. Tortorice.

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