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Amarillo Man Sentenced to 240 Months in Federal Prison on Child Pornography Conviction

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Texas

AMARILLO, Texas — Alexander Jimenez, III, of Amarillo, Texas, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Mary Lou Robinson to 240 months (20 years) in federal prison following his guilty plea in August 2015 to one count of receiving a visual depiction of a minor engaging in sexually explicit conduct, announced U.S. Attorney John Parker of the Northern District of Texas.

Following the sentencing, Judge Robinson remanded Jimenez, 28, into custody.

According to documents filed in the case, U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Amarillo Police Department began the investigation after APD received information that an individual, later identified as Jimenez, had uploaded images of child pornography.

In early February 2014, a search warrant was executed at Jimenez’s residence and a laptop computer, located in Jimenez’s bedroom, was seized.  A forensic analysis of that computer revealed that it contained approximately 4,389 images, and 291 videos, of child pornography.

Jimenez admitted using the computer to receive, trade and view child pornography.  He admitted sharing more than 1,000 files of child pornography on the Internet.

The case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative, which was launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice, to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse.  Led by U.S. Attorney’s Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals, who sexually exploit children, and identify and rescue victims.  For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit  For more information about internet safety education, please visit and click on the tab “resources.”

Assistant U.S. Attorney Joshua Frausto prosecuted the case.

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Updated January 22, 2016

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