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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 23, 2011

Plano, Texas Man Charged With Child Pornography Violations

  SHERMAN, Texas — A 38-year-old Plano, Texas man has been indicted on charges of child pornography violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.

Morgan Wilson was indicted by a federal grand jury on Nov. 9, 2011 and charged with possession of child pornography and had previously been indicted on state charges involving child pornography allegations.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Amos J. Mazzant on Nov. 22, 2011.

This case is being prosecuted 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.

If convicted, Wilson faces up to 10 years in federal prison.

This case is being investigated by the Plano Police Department and the FBI and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Mandy Griffith.
            It is important to note that an indictment should not be considered as evidence of guilt and that all persons charged with a crime are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

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