Arlington, Texas, Man Admits Possessing Child Pornography
FORT WORTH, Texas — Michael Ray Borah, 36, of Arlington, Texas, pleaded guilty this morning before U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeffrey L. Cureton to an indictment charging one count of possession of child pornography, announced U.S. Attorney Sarah R. Saldaña of the Northern District of Texas. Borah faces a maximum statutory sentence of 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and a lifetime of supervised release. He will remain on bond pending sentencing which is set for November 13, 2012, before U.S. District Judge Terry R. Means.
According to the factual resume filed in the case, in early August 2011, agents with U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) went to Borah’s home to speak with him about purchasing access to known child pornography websites. Borah admitted that had purchased subscriptions to these websites and that he still possessed child pornography on his computers.
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."
ICE HSI is leading the investigation; Assistant U.S. Attorney Aisha Saleem is in charge of the prosecution.
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