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Huntsville Area Man Sentenced To Prison For Receipt of Child Pornography Conviction

Sept. 27, 2011

HOUSTON - Jeremiah Reece Evesson, 23, a Huntsville resident, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Nancy Atlas to 210 months in federal prison without parole for receipt of child pornography, United States Attorney José Angel Moreno announced today.

Evesson’s arrest and subsequent conviction is the result of an investigation conducted by the Conroe office of the FBI. In April 2009, while using a file sharing program to search for child pornography, an undercover FBI agent in Maryland saw that a computer, later associated with Evesson, had numerous images and video files depicting child pornography available for sharing. The agent downloaded 38 files and, when reviewed, all files contained child pornography. The computer was traced to Evesson at his home address in Huntsville and the matter was transferred to the Conroe FBI office to continue the investigation.

On June 5, 2009, FBI agents from the Conroe office 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 the San Antonio area in September 2010 and has been in federal custody without bond since then. At the time of his arrest, Evesson had another computer in his possession which also contained child pornography.

In addition to the prison term, the court imposed a $2,500 fine and has ordered Evesson to serve a life term of supervised release during which he must comply with a number of special conditions designed to protect children and prohibit the use of the Internet or face revocation and yet another prison term. The court has further ordered Evesson to register as a sex offender.

This case, prosecuted by  Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert Stabe, 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.

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