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ORANGE COUNTY, TEXAS MAN GUILTY OF
CHILD PORNOGRAPHY VIOLATIONS
BEAUMONT, Texas — A 51-year-old Orange , Texas man has pleaded guilty to child pornography violations in the Eastern District of Texas announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.
Jeffery Louis Cribb pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography today before U.S. District Judge Ron Clark.
According to information presented in court, on Apr. 19, 2010, law enforcement agents executed a federal search warrant at Cribb's Orange residence and seized a personal computer. A forensic analysis of the seized items revealed 1,065 images and 325 videos of child pornography, some of which showed minors engaged in sadistic, masochistic, or violent sexual acts, and some depicted children less than 12 years of age engaged in sexually explicit conduct. Cribb was convicted of one count of 2nd degree child molestation and two counts of third degree child molestation in December 1996. Cribb was indicted by a federal grand jury on Nov. 17, 2010 and charged with federal child pornography violations.
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.
Cribb faces a minimum of 10 years, and up to 20 years, in federal prison. A sentencing date has not been set.
This case is being 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.