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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Texas

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Anderson County Man Sentenced for Child Pornography Violations

Department of Justice
Office of Public Affairs

TYLER, Texas – A 25-year-old Palestine, Texas man has been sentenced to federal prison for child pornography charges in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.
Joshua Quick pleaded guilty on Oct. 14, 2014 to receiving child pornography and was sentenced to 120 months in federal prison today by U.S. District Judge Leonard Davis.  Quick was also ordered to register as a sex offender upon release from prison.

According to information presented in court, on Sep. 14, 2013, Quick received child pornography on a computer after using the computer to solicit the participation of a minor to engage in sexually explicit conduct persuading the minor to produce images depicting child pornography.  Quick was indicted by a federal grand jury on Feb. 26, 2014.

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.

This case was investigated by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office and the Urbandale, Iowa Police Department and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Nathaniel C. Kummerfeld.

Updated March 16, 2015