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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Arlington, Texas, Man Sentenced to 30 Years in Federal Prison for Producing Child Pornography

FORT WORTH, Texas — Bryan Kendall Pittsinger, 39, of Arlington, Texas, was   sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Terry R. Means to the statutory maximum of 30 years in federal prison, following his guilty plea in March 2016 to one count of production of child pornography, announced U.S. Attorney John Parker of the Northern District of Texas.

According to documents filed in the case, between approximately January and April 2014, Pittsinger knowingly used a minor female, MV1, to engage in sexually explicit conduct that he photographed at his Arlington residence.

In August 2014, officers with the Arlington Police Department executed a search warrant at Pittsinger’s residence and seized numerous pieces of digital media, to include computers, flash drives, CD/DVDs, mobile phones and cameras.  Sexually explicit images of MV1, who was approximately six years old at the time, were located on his computer. 

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Project Safe Childhood (PSC) initiative.  PSC is a department initiative launched in May 2006 to combat the proliferation of technology-facilitated sexual exploitation crimes against children.  Led by U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, PSC marshals federal, state, tribal and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims.  Since FY 2011, the Department of Justice has filed 20,260 PSC cases against 19,111 defendants.  These cases include prosecutions of child sex trafficking; sexual abuse of a minor or ward; child pornography offenses; obscene visual representation of the sexual abuse of children; selling or buying of children; and many more statutes.  To learn more about PSC’s work, please visit: https://www.justice.gov/psc

The Arlington Police Department and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) investigated the case.  Assistant U.S. Attorney A. Saleem was in charge of the prosecution.

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Updated June 28, 2016