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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, May 16, 2016

Dallas Area Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Federal Prison on Multiple Child Pornography Convictions

DALLAS — A Dallas area man, Jamie Jack Collins, 40, was sentenced this afternoon by U.S. District Judge Sam A. Lindsay to 10 years in federal prison, following his guilty plea in October 2015 to an indictment charging two counts of receipt of child pornography and one count of possession of prepubescent child pornography, announced U.S. Attorney John Parker of the Northern District of Texas.

According to documents filed in the case, on approximately April 28, 2014, Collins “chatted” with another person using the social media application, “Kik,” and during that chat, the person with whom he was chatting sent Collins images of child pornography.  On approximately May 24, 2014, Collins again used Kik to “chat” with another person, and that person also sent Collins images of child pornography.

On August 15, 2014, according to documents filed in the case, Collins allowed law enforcement to review his cell phone for the presence of child pornography.  Law enforcement located images of child pornography involving prepubescent minors on his phone.

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.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) conducted the investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Camille Sparks prosecuted the case.

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Updated May 16, 2016