SUNNYVALE, TEXAS, MAN SENTENCED TO MORE THAN 14 YEARS IN FEDERAL PRISON, WITHOUT PAROLE, ON CHILD PORNOGRAPHY CONVICTION
Defendant Taken Into Custody At Sentencing Hearing
DALLAS — Robert Royce Jensen, Jr., 62, of Sunnyvale, Texas, who pleaded guilty in March 2010 to one count of receipt of child pornography, was sentenced yesterday afternoon by U.S. District Judge Jane J. Boyle to 170 months in federal prison, announced U.S. Attorney James T. Jacks of the Northern District of Texas. Judge Boyle remanded Jensen, who had been on bond, to the custody of the U.S. Marshal.
According to plea documents filed, Jensen admitted using the Limewire peer-to-peer software to download child pornography from the Internet. When executing a search warrant in May 2008, FBI agents seized several computers and storage media from Jensen. A forensic examination performed revealed that there were more than 600 still images and videos of child pornography that had been downloaded. Jensen admits that some of the images he possessed were of prepubescent minors or children under the age of 12. He also admits that the videos depicted minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct, and the production of the images involved real minors.
This case was brought as 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 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 http://www.justice.gov/psc.
The case was investigated by the FBI and the Plano Police Department.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Camille Sparks was in charge of the prosecution.
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