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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 26, 2012

Rusk County Man Sentenced for Child Pornography Violations

TYLER, Texas – A 30-year-old Henderson, 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. 
             
Enrique Estrada Quintana pleaded guilty on Sep. 9, 2011, to three counts of production of child pornography and was sentenced to 708 months in federal prison today by U.S. District Judge Leonard E. Davis.

            According to information presented in court, on Feb. 2, 2011, a search warrant was executed at Quintana's residence in Henderson, Texas, during which several computers, cameras, and other forms of digital media were seized.  A forensic examination of the seized items revealed several thousand images of child pornography and over 10,000 videos of child pornography.  It was also determined that Quintana actually took approximately 100 pictures and 20 videos of three different minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct.  Some of the images depicted prepubescent children under the age of 12 engaged in sexually explicit conduct, and some of the images involved the commission of a sexual act.  Quintana was indicted by a federal grand jury on Mar. 2, 2011.

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 U.S. Secret Service, ICE/HSI, Henderson Police Department, and Longview Police Department Internet Crimes Against Children/Cyber Crimes Unit and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Christopher T. Tortorice.

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