Yuba City Man Indicted For Child Pornography Offense
SACRAMENTO, Calif. A federal grand jury returned a one-count indictment today charging Chad Carl Jaycox, 23, of Yuba City, with receiving images of child pornography, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced.
According to court documents, Jaycox received the images between April 2011 and September 2013. Jaycox was convicted in 2010 of unlawful sex with a minor, and he was on probation for that offense when federal agents executed a search warrant at his residence in September 2013. Upon the discovery of child pornography, Jaycox was arrested by state law enforcement agents for a violation of his probation. According to court documents, Jaycox is being held without bail in the Sutter County Jail on three unrelated counts involving sex with underage girls in the Yuba City area in 2013.
This case is the product of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant United States Attorney Matthew G. Morris is prosecuting the case.
Jaycox faces a possible sentence of 15 to 40 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. 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 www.justice.gov/psc. Click on the “resources” tab for information about Internet safety.