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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 22, 2011

ORANGE COUNTY, TEXAS MAN SENTENCED FOR CHILD PORNOGRAPHY VIOLATIONS

BEAUMONT, Texas — A 51-year-old Orange, 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.

Jeffery Louis Cribb pleaded guilty on Feb. 7, 2011, to possession of child pornography and was sentenced to 120 months in federal prison followed by a lifetime of supervised release today by 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, Texas 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.  Further investigation revealed 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.
This case was investigated by the Beaumont Police Department and Immigration and Customs Enforcement/Homeland Security Investigations ICE/HSI and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Christopher T. Tortorice.

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