Acting U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that TIM NALL, age 62, of New Orleans, pled guilty today to a one-count Bill of Information charging him with receipt of images and videos depicting the sexual exploitation of children.
According to court documents, law enforcement officials executed a search warrant at NALL’s residence on July 25, 2017, during which time they seized numerous electronic items including one desktop computer and numerous loose storage media, such as CDs and DVDs which contained images and videos depicting the sexual victimization of children. A forensic examination of the device revealed that NALL used the devices to search for, download, and save images and videos of children younger than two-years old engaging in sexually explicit conduct. The forensic examination located approximately 2,080 images and 2 videos of prepubescent children engaging in sexually explicit on NALL’s digital devices.
NALL faces a mandatory minimum of five years imprisonment and a maximum term of imprisonment of 20 years, followed by up to a lifetime of supervised release, and a $250,000 fine per count. He can also be required to register as a sex offender. Sentencing before Judge Barbier has been scheduled for February 22, 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 (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 praised the work of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in investigating this matter. Assistant United States Attorney Jordan Ginsberg is in charge of prosecution.