Friendswood Man Convicted of Receipt and Possession of Child Pornography
|July 23, 2014|
GALVESTON, Texas - Miguel Angel Macias, 53, formerly of Friendswood, has entered a guilty plea to receipt and possession of child pornography, announced United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson.
The investigation into Macias began as a result of an investigation into a website and message board by investigators in San Diego, Calif. During that investigation, a computer was traced to Macias and identified as accessing the message board and downloading images of child pornography.
Macias admitted to downloading and viewing child pornography.
The charges against Macias were the result of an investigation conducted by Homeland Security Investigations, Friendswood Police Department and the Houston Metro Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.
This case, prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert Stabe, as 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."