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Collin County Man Sentenced to 10 Years for Child Pornography Violations
PLANO, Texas – A 36-year-old Plano, 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.
Adam Jennings pleaded guilty on Feb. 15, 2011, to transporting child pornography and was sentenced to 120 months in federal prison today by U.S. District Judge Richard Schell.
According to information presented in court, Jennings was being investigated for making child pornography available to others over the internet. In April 2010, law enforcement agents executed a federal search warrant at Jennings' residence in Plano and seized computers and computer-related equipment. A forensic analysis of the computer revealed 41 videos of child pornography. Some of the videos depicted children less than 12 years of age engaged in sexually explicit conduct and other videos depicted children engaged in sadistic and masochistic conduct.
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 Immigration and Customs Enforcement/Department of Homeland Security and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Mandy Griffith.