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Former Pima County Justice Court Employee Found Guilty of Child Pornography Offense

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Arizona

     TUCSON, Ariz. – Yesterday, after a two-day trial, the Honorable Cindy K. Jorgenson found Daniel Courville, 42, of Tucson, Ariz., guilty of knowing access with intent to view child pornography depicting pre-pubescent minors.  Courville faces a sentence of up to 20 years’ imprisonment, followed by lifetime supervised release, with stringent sex offender conditions, including the condition that he register as a sex offender. 

     Courville, who formerly worked as computer programmer and specialist for Pima County Justice Court, was indicted by a federal grand jury after an investigation revealed that Courville had searched for, downloaded, and accessed child pornography images and videos over the internet.  Sentencing is scheduled for Oct. 23, 2018.

     This case 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

     The investigation in this case was conducted by agents from Homeland Security Investigations in Tucson.  The prosecution was handled by Carin C. Duryee and Nathaniel J. Walters, District of Arizona, Tucson.


CASE NUMBER:           CR-17-482-TUC-CKJ    

RELEASE NUMBER:    2018-095_Courville


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Updated August 1, 2018

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Press Release Number: 2018-095_Courville / CR-17-482-TUC-CKJ