8 Years in Federal Prison for Clute Resident in Child Pornography Case
|Nov. 17, 2011|
HOUSTON - Alain Marcony Liszt, 47, has been was sentenced today to 97 months in federal prison for receipt and possession of child pornography, United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson announced today. In handing down the sentence late this afternoon U.S. District Judge Sim Lake also ordered him to serve a life on supervised release following the completion of his prison term and to pay $3000 to one known victim.
Liszt pleaded guilty to two counts of receipt of child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography on July 8, 2011.
The investigation was based on a cyber tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Based on the tip, officers with the Texas Attorney General’s Office secured and executed a state search warrant at Liszt’s residence in Clute, Texas, on Jan. 13, 2011. Liszt was present at the time and agreed to talk with the officers at which time he admitted to searching for and downloading child pornography from the Internet for approximately four years. He also admitted to paying for child pornography sites.
During the search, officers found a desktop computer and several hard drives. A forensic exam was conducted and thousands of images and more than 1,000 videos of child pornography were found on several of the storage devices. Some of the images depicted prepubescent and pubescent males engaging in oral and anal sex with adult males.
Liszt was arrested in January 2011 and has been in custody since his arrest where he will remain pending transfer to a Bureau of Prisons facility to be determined in the near future. Liszt, a Mexican national, will be deported after he serves his sentence.
This case, prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert Stabe and investigated by the Texas Attorney General’s Office and the Pearland Police Department, 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.