KELLER, TEXAS, MAN SENTENCED TO NEARLY FIVE YEARS IN FEDERAL PRISON FOR POSSESSING CHILD PORNOGRAPHY
FORT WORTH, Texas — Scott H. Denney, 48, of Keller, Texas, who admitted possessing child pornography, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Terry R. Means to 54 months in federal prison to be followed by a lifetime of supervised release. In addition, Denney must register as a sex offender and pay $10,000 in restitution to the victim of the “Vicky” series. He was ordered to surrender to the Bureau of Prisons at the end of next month.
According to documents filed in the case, acting on a lead they received, the Keller Police Department executed a search warrant at Denney’s residence in Keller on March 4, 2010. Law enforcement interviewed Denney who admitted that he had used the Internet to acquire images of child pornography, and that he knew it was wrong. An examination of his computer and related storage media revealed images and videos of minor children engaged in sexually explicit conduct.
The case is part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice, to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by U.S. 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 http://www.projectsafechildhood.gov/.
The case was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Keller Police Department.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Alex C. Lewis was in charge of the prosecution.
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