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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Texas

Friday, November 15, 2013

Arlington Man Sentenced To 480 Months In Federal Prison For Emailing Child Pornography

FORT WORTH, Texas — Barry Robert Turner, 43, of Arlington, Texas, was sentenced this morning by U.S. District Judge John McBryde to 480 months (40 years) in federal prison following his guilty plea in July 2013 to one count of distribution of child pornography, announced U.S. Attorney Sarah R. Saldaña of the Northern District of Texas.

According to the factual resume filed in the case, in December 2012, Turner used the Internet and Google G-mail to email a one-minute video of child pornography, depicting a toddler, to another individual. 

According to the complaint filed in the case, in October 2012, Turner responded to an advertisement on Craigslist for taboo phone sex and continued to correspond with the individual who had placed the ad.  Turner sent the individual a video of child pornography and in subsequent emails and texts they discussed the child porn images they shared.

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 http://www.justice.gov/psc/.  For more information about internet safety education, please visit http://www.justice.gov/psc/ and click on the tab “resources.”

The case was investigated by the FBI and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Aisha Saleem.

Updated June 22, 2015