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|FRIDAY, APRIL 9, 2010||PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER|
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WYLIE, TEXAS MAN SENTENCED FOR CHILD PORNOGRAPHY VIOLATIONS
PLANO, Texas – U.S. Attorney John M. Bales announced today that a 46-year-old Wylie, Texas man has been sentenced to federal prison for child pornography violations in the Eastern District of Texas.
LARRY LIONEL TEASLEY pleaded guilty on Sep. 30, 2009, to possession of child pornography and was sentenced to 110 months in federal prison on Apr. 8, 2010 by U.S. District Judge Richard Schell. Teasley will be required to register as a sex offender upon his release from prison.
According to information presented in court, Teasley, who was formerly employed by the Garland Girls Softball Association, admitted to possessing visual depictions of children involved in sexually explicit conduct which he obtained over the internet using a computer software program. An investigation revealed Teasley was in possession of over 100 images and over 1,000 video clips of child pornography. Teasley was indicted by a federal grand jury on May 14, 2009.
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 wwww.projectsafechildhood.gov.
This case was investigated by the Longview Police Department's Cyber Crimes Unit, the U.S. Secret Service, the Collin County Sheriff's Office and the Plano Police Department and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Mandy Griffith.
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