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U.S. Department of Justice

United States Attorney Richard B. Roper
Northern District of Texas





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Defendant Also Ordered to Forfeit His Home to the Government

DALLAS — Jeffrey Davis, who pled guilty in October to possessing child pornography, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Barbara M.G. Lynn to 10 years in prison, announced U.S. Attorney Richard B. Roper of the Northern District of Texas. In addition, Judge Lynn ordered that Davis’s prison sentence be followed by a 20-year term of supervised release. As part of Davis’s plea agreement with the government, he has forfeited his residence on Williams Way in Dallas, Texas, as well as several pieces of computer equipment that he used in the commission of his crime. Davis, 51, has been in custody since his arrest in August 2007 on charges outlined in a federal criminal complaint.

U.S. Attorney Roper said, “We’re taking the war on child exploitation very seriously and we’re making it very personal. None of your property is safe if you use it to exploit children - you can even lose your home.”

“This criminal forfeiture of a house following a child pornography conviction is a first for ICE in the Dallas area,” said John Chakwin, Jr., Special Agent in Charge of the ICE Office of Investigations in Dallas. “These significant sentences and forfeitures must send a loud and clear warning signal to anyone who considers using child pornography. ICE will not tolerate anyone who sexually exploits innocent children.” Chakwin oversees 128 counties in north Texas and the State of Oklahoma.

According to the factual resume filed in the case, Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents executed a search warrant at Davis’s home on August 28, 2007, and seized his computer and external storage media, including 14 floppy disks containing more than 600 images of child pornography. Davis admitted that he had purchased access to a child pornography website using his credit card and that he downloaded images and movie files containing depictions of young girls and boys engaged in sexually explicit conduct.

1 The factual resume also states that on August 10, 2000, Davis was convicted of possession of child pornography in the Northern District of Texas, in case number 3:00-CR-110, and sentenced to 15 months in prison and three years of supervised release.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative designed to protect children from online exploitation and abuse. Led by the U.S. Attorneys Offices, 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 identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov/.

U.S. Attorney Roper commended the investigative efforts of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Aisha Saleem.