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Amarillo, Texas, Man Sentenced to 63 Months in Federal Prison for Possessing Child Pornography

August 22, 2012

AMARILLO, Texas — James Bradley Taylor, 28, of Amarillo, Texas, was sentenced this morning by U.S. District Judge Mary Lou Robinson to 63 months in federal prison and a lifetime of supervised release, following his guilty plea in May 2012 to one count of possession of child pornography, announced U.S. Attorney Sarah R. Saldaña of the Northern District of Texas. Judge Robinson remanded Taylor into custody.

According to documents filed in the case, in March 2011, Taylor used a peer-to-peer file-sharing software that he had installed on his computer to download, and attempt to download, images of child.

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 U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who sexually exploit children, and to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit For more information about internet safety education, please visit and click on the tab "resources."

The case was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Steven M. Sucsy of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Lubbock, Texas.























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