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GREGG COUNTY MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO CHILD PORNOGRAPHY CHARGE
TYLER, Texas – A 44-year-old Longview, Texas man has pleaded guilty to child pornography violations in the Eastern District of Texas announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.
KELLY BRIAN QUINN pleaded guilty to a one count Information charging him with possession of material involving the sexual exploitation of minors today before U.S. Magistrate Judge Judith K. Guthrie.
According to information presented in court, on April 19, 2010, a search warrant was executed on Quinn’s home in Longview, Texas, and his personal computer was seized. A forensic examination of the seized computer was conducted and found to contain 14 videos and approximately 1,600 images of child pornography. Some of the images depicted prepubescent minors under the age of 12 engaged in sexually explicit conduct, and some of the images are considered sadistic or masochistic.
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.
Quinn faces up to 10 years in federal prison. A sentencing date has not been set.
This case is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Longview Police Department and the Longview Police Department's Cyber Crimes Unit and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Christopher T. Tortorice.