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Roseville Man Indicted for Receiving and Possessing Child Pornography

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

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A federal grand jury returned a two-count indictment last week against Timothy James Durel, 57, of Roseville, charging him with receipt of child pornography and possession of child pornography, U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced.

According to court documents, between July 2013 and March 2021, Durel received visual depictions of children engaged in sexually explicit conduct. He also possessed child pornography between about July 2012 and February 2021.

This case is the product of an investigation by Homeland Security Investigations. Assistant U.S. Attorney Roger Yang is prosecuting the case.

If convicted, Durel faces a maximum statutory penalty of 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000 for receipt of child pornography, and a maximum statutory penalty of 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000 for possession of child pornography. Any sentence, however, would be determined at the discretion of the court after consideration of any applicable statutory factors and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, which take into account a number of variables. The charges are only allegations; the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

This case 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 those who sexually exploit children, and to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit Click on the “resources” tab for information about internet-safety education.

Updated May 31, 2023

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