Dallas Man Sentenced to 15 Years in Federal Prison for Sending Images of Child Pornography Over the Internet
DALLAS — Jeffrey Wayne Day, 24, of Dallas, was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge David C. Godbey to 180 months (15 years) in federal prison, following his guilty plea in October 2011 to one count of transporting and shipping child pornography, announced U.S. Attorney Sarah R. Saldaña of the Northern District of Texas. Day, who has been in federal custody since his arrest in early September 2011 on related charges outlined in a federal criminal complaint, was also ordered to serve a 10-year term of supervised release following his incarceration.
According to documents filed in the case, a detective with the Dallas Police Department, who was investigating persons involved in sharing child pornography via a peer-to-peer network, found several files indicative of child pornography that he traced to Day. More specifically, on January 24, 2011, the detective identified a computer that had 3675 files for sharing of which 469 files containing child pornography. In March 2011 a search warrant was executed at Day’s residence and a forensic examination of the computer equipment seized revealed more than 20,000 images and videos of child pornography. Day admitted that he possessed videos and images that included bondage and other sadistic acts involving minors.
This matter 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 http://www.justice.gov/psc For more information about internet safety education, please visit http://www.justice.gov/psc and click on the tab "resources."
The Dallas Police Department and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Camille Sparks was in charge of the prosecution.
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