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Houston Man Sentenced in Distribution of Child Pornography Case

March 5, 2012

Graphic images of infants constituted majority of his collection

HOUSTON - Peter K. Lindsley, 50, has been sentenced to 114 months in prison for distributing child pornography, United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson announced today. In addition to the prison sentence handed down today, U.S. District Judge Vanessa Gilmore ordered Lindsley to pay $1500 in restitution to a victim whose images were found on his computer. 

Lindsley came to the attention of authorities when an IP address registered to him was identified as sharing images and videos of child pornography with others online. A search warrant was later executed at Lindsley’s address, at which time a large volume of child pornography was discovered during an onsite preview of a desktop computer found in his bedroom. A subsequent forensic analysis of the computer resulted in the discovery of approximately 68,000 images of child pornography that depicted children engaging in lewd exhibitions, sexual intercourse and deviant sexual acts, the vast majority of which involved infants. One of images displayed an infant tied and bound and being penetrated by an adult male.

As part of the documents in support of his guilty plea on Oct. 31, 2011, Lindsley admitted to searching for and downloading child pornography from the Internet and possessing thousands of images and videos of child pornography. He had also previously stated he preferred to look at images and videos of infants.
Lindsley has been in federal custody since his initial appearance on May 25, 2011, where he will remain pending transfer to a U.S. Bureau of Prison facility to be determined in the near future. When he is released from prison, Lindsley will be on supervised release for the rest of his life and must register as a sex offender.

This case, investigated by members of the Beaumont Police Department, Immigration and Customs Enforcement - Homeland Security Investigations and the FBI, was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by the United States Attorneys' Offices and the Criminal Division's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who sexually exploit children, and to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit For more information about internet safety education, please visit and click on the tab "resources."

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Megan J. Paulson and former Special Assistant United States Attorney Demetrius Bivins.



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