Irving, Texas, Man Sentenced to 150 Months in Federal Prison on Child Pornography Conviction
DALLAS — Travis Olt, 40, of Irving, Texas, was sentenced this afternoon by U.S. District Judge Sam A. Lindsay to 150 months in federal prison, following his guilty plea in August 2013 to an Information charging one count of transporting and shipping child pornography. Judge Lindsay remanded Olt, who had been on bond, into custody. 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, in May 2013, federal agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) executed a federal search warrant at Olt’s residence and seized several computers and computer-related items. Olt admitted that he intentionally and knowingly received child pornography using a file-sharing computer software program.
Prior to the execution of the warrant, law enforcement was able to access and download child pornography that Olt received by using the software. Olt admitted that he believed he possessed approximately 1,000 videos of child pornography.
The case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative, which was launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice, to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by U.S. Attorney’s 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 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 investigation was conducted by ICE HSI and the Plano, Texas Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Lisa J. Miller prosecuted.
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