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Bedford Man Sentenced to 10 Years for Sexually Exploitative Images of Children

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

A Bedford man has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for receiving sexually explicit images of children, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Prerak Shah.

Joshua Clyde Lamb, 35, pleaded guilty in April to one count of receipt of child pornography. He was sentenced Friday by U.S. District Judge Reed C. O’Connor.

According to plea papers, Mr. Lamb admitted that he used Skype, an internet-based video teleconferencing platform, to communicate with purveyors of child pornography based in the Philippines. On one occasion, he paid $30 for a video for a 10-minute video of an adult male raping a prepubescent girl.

Homeland Security Investigations’ Dallas Field Division conducted the investigation with help from HSI’s Portland, Maine Field Division. Assistant U.S. Attorney Aisha Saleem prosecuted the case.


Erin Dooley
Press Officer

Updated August 26, 2021

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