Acting U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced today that TIM NALL, age 62, of New Orleans, was charged yesterday in a one-count Bill of Information with receipt of images and videos depicting the sexual exploitation of children.
If convicted, NALL faces a mandatory minimum of five years and a maximum term of imprisonment of twenty years, followed by up to a lifetime of supervised release, and a $250,000 fine. NALL can also be required to register as a sex offender.
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 (CEOS), 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 www.projectsafechildhood.gov.
Acting U.S. Attorney Evans reiterated that the Bill of Information is merely a charge and that the guilt of the defendant must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.