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Texas Man Indicted in Federal Court for Distribution of Child Pornography

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Middle District of Louisiana

A federal grand jury recently returned a three-count indictment charging James Martin, age 50, of Beckville, Texas, with distribution of child pornography.  Martin appeared for his arraignment and pled not guilty to the pending charges.

According to the criminal complaint that preceded the indictment, between July 2022 and August 2022, Martin sent more than 250 sexually explicit videos and photographs of young children, including toddlers, to an undercover FBI agent in the Middle District of Louisiana.  

This matter is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Louisiana Bureau of Investigation, and the Panola County, Texas Sheriff’s Office.  This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Edward H. Warner.    

NOTE: An indictment is an accusation by a grand jury.  The defendant is presumed innocent until and unless adjudicated guilty at trial or through a guilty plea. 

Updated October 18, 2022

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