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

Friday, September 15, 2017

Collin County Man Sentenced for Possessing Child Pornography

PLANO, Texas — A 41-year-old Plano, Texas man has been sentenced to federal prison for child exploitation violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Brit Featherston today.


Ryan Curry pleaded guilty on Apr. 27, 2017 to possession of child pornography and was sentenced to 108 months in federal prison on Sep. 14, 2017, by U.S. District Judge Marcia Crone.


According to information presented in court, in November 2016, law enforcement officers executed a federal search warrant at the residence where Curry was residing in Plano. A computer user at the residence had been identified by law enforcement during an undercover operation into individuals trading child pornography on the Internet. Curry admitted to possessing more than 3,000 images and videos of child pornography on a cell phone. Those images included depictions of prepubescent minors and sadistic and masochistic conduct.


This case was prosecuted 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


This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Plano Police Department and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Marisa Miller.



Project Safe Childhood
Updated September 15, 2017