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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, October 23, 2017

Brownwood Man Sentenced to 168 Months in Federal Prison on Federal Child Pornography Conviction

LUBBOCK, Texas — A 22-year-old Brownwood, Texas, man, Sebastian Contreras, who pleaded guilty in July 2017 to two counts of receipt of child pornography, was sentenced last week by Senior U.S. District Judge Sam R. Cummings to 168 months in federal prison, announced U.S. Attorney John Parker of the Northern District of Texas.  Contreras will begin serving his prison sentence on December 1, 2017.

According to documents filed in the case, in December 2016 and February 2017, Contreras used the Internet to download images of child pornography depicting female minors under the age of 18 years engaged in sexually explicit conduct. 

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 U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Brown County Sheriff’s Office, and the Brownwood Police Department investigated the case.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Steven M. Sucsy prosecuted.

 

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Project Safe Childhood
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Contact: 
Lisa Slimak 214-659-8600 Lisa.Slimak@usdoj.gov
Updated October 23, 2017