Trophy Club Man Sentenced for Child Pornography Violations
SHERMAN, Texas — A 29-year-old Trophy Club, Texas man has been sentenced to federal prison for child pornography violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Brit Featherston today.
Jayce Craft pleaded guilty on July 28, 2016, to distribution of child pornography and was sentenced to 240 months in federal prison today by U.S. District Judge Amos L. Mazzant.
- to information presented in court, Craft came to the attention of law enforcement when it was discovered that an individual utilizing an online file hosting service and online accounts associated with his identity had uploaded child pornography into a cloud storage account. Agents obtained a search warrant for a residence in Trophy Club that was associated with the online activity, which was executed on Sep. 15, 2015. Agents seized electronic media belonging to Craft that was found to contain a substantial amount of child pornography. In addition, it was discovered that Craft had distributed child pornography to, and received files from, other individuals through the use of electronic mail accounts. As part of his plea, Craft admitted that the files depicted children, including prepubescent children, engaged in sexually explicit activity, as well as sadistic/masochistic abuse. Craft was indicted by a federal grand jury on Oct. 14, 2015, and charged with child pornography violations.
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 www.projectsafechildhood.gov.
This case was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations, Flower Mound Police Department and Trophy Club Police Department and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Marisa Miller.