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San Angelo, Texas, Man Sentenced to 151 Months in Federal Prison for Downloading Child Pornography From the Internet

November 2, 2012

LUBBOCK, Texas — Tomas Briones, 33, of San Angelo, Texas, was sentenced this morning by U.S. District Judge Sam R. Cummings to 151 months in federal prison and five years of supervised release, following his guilty plea in July 2012 to one count of receiving child pornography. Judge Cummings ordered Briones, who has been on bond since June 2012, to begin serving his term of imprisonment on December 7, 2012. Today’s announcement was made by U.S. Attorney Sarah R. Saldaña of the Northern District of Texas.

According to documents filed in the case, Briones installed a peer-to-peer file-sharing software program on his personal computer at his residence, and then used the program to download images and videos, which included child pornography, to the computer.

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






















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