Dec. 14, 2010
HUNTSVILLE AREA MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO RECEIPT OF CHILD PORNOGRAPHY
(HOUSTON) - Jeremiah Reece Evesson, 23, has been convicted of receipt of child pornography after pleading guilty to the federal felony charge before U.S. District Judge Nancy Atlas this afternoon, United States Attorney José Angel Moreno announced today.
Evesson, a Huntsville, Texas, resident, faces a minimum sentence of five years imprisonment up to 20 years and a maximum fine of $250,000 as possible punishment. Upon completion of any prison term imposed, Evesson also faces a maximum of life on supervised release during which the court can impose a number of special conditions designed to protect children and prohibit the use of the Internet. Judge Atlas set sentencing for March 1, 2011.
The charges against Evesson are the result of an investigation conducted by the Conroe office of the FBI which began on April 17, 2009, when a FBI undercover agent (UC) in Maryland used a file sharing program to search for child pornography. The UC saw that a computer, later associated with Evesson, had numerous images and video files depicting child pornography available for sharing. The UC downloaded 38 files and, when reviewed, all files contained child pornography. The computer was traced to Evesson at his home address in Huntsville.
On June 5, 2009, agents executed a federal search warrant at Evesson’s residence and seized several hard drives, a Compaq desktop computer and 15 CDs which contained thousands of images containing child pornography, including bondage and anal penetration of young boys by adult males. Agents also found a number of e-mails to and from Evesson with photos attached which depicted child pornography.
Evesson was arrested in September 2010 in the San Antonio area and had another computer in his possession which also contained child pornography. Evesson has been in custody without bond since his arrest and will remain in custody pending his sentencing.
This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice. Led by United States 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 exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov.
The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert Stabe.
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