63-YEAR-OLD FORT WORTH MAN SENTENCED TO 30 MONTHS IN FEDERAL PRISON FOR POSSESSING CHILD PORNOGRAPHY
FORT WORTH, Texas — Kenneth S. King, 63, of Fort Worth, Texas, who admitted possessing child pornography, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Terry R. Means to 30 months in prison to be followed by a lifetime of supervised release. King, who was ordered to surrender to the Bureau of Prisons by the end of next month, must also register as a sex offender and pay a $5000 fine.
According to documents filed in the case, on July 8, 2009, agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) visited the King residence concerning a lead they had received that a target at that residence had purchased child pornography via the Internet. Agents examined King’s computer and discovered child pornography on it. King admitted that between June 1, 2009, and July 15, 2009, he possessed images of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct.
This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood (PSC), 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), PSC 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 PSC, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov.
The case was investigated by ICE HSI. Assistant U.S. Attorney Alex C. Lewis prosecuted.
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