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Corpus Christi Man Gets Max Sentence for Producing Child Porn

April 16, 2013

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Timothy Wayne Bailey, 38, of Corpus Christi, has been handed a 30-year prison term following his conviction of sexual exploitation of a child, commonly known as production of child pornography, United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson announced today.

Bailey pleaded guilty to the charge on Jan. 22, 2013, and was sentenced to the maximum prison term allowed by law late yesterday by Senior U.S. District Judge John D. Rainey.

Bailey came to the attention of law enforcement through an undercover investigation, at which time he was identified as person who had been distributing images of child pornography online. A search warrant executed at Bailey’s home resulted in the discovery of several electronic storage devices which were found to contain images of child pornography. A closer inspection of those images resulted in the discovery of Bailey’s prior sexual abuse of a family member. The victim was interviewed and described more than four years of continuous sexual assault suffered at the hands of Bailey. 

Bailey was arrested on Dec. 5, 2012. He has been in custody since that time where he will remain pending transfer to a U.S. Bureau of Prisons facility to be determined in the near future.

Homeland Security Investigations and the Corpus Christi Police Department’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC) investigated.

This case, prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Lance Duke, 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 www.usdoj.gov/psc. For more information about internet safety education, please visit www.usdoj.gov/psc and click on the tab "resources."

 

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