Dallas County Man Sentenced To 144 Months In Federal Prison For Transporting And Shipping Child Pornography
DALLAS — A Lancaster, Texas, man who admitted transporting and shipping child pornography was sentenced this afternoon in federal court in Dallas, announced U.S. Attorney Sarah R. Saldaña of the Northern District of Texas.
Quincy Lamar Poole, 25, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Barbara M. G. Lynn to 144 months in federal prison to be followed by a 5-year term of supervised release. Poole has been in custody since his arrest in July 2013 on a related federal criminal complaint.
According to plea documents filed in the case, when special agents with the FBI executed a search warrant at Poole’s home in Lancaster on July 16, 2013, they seized a laptop computer, a thumb drive and Poole’s cell phone. Email transmissions were located that showed Poole had sent two emails with a video of child pornography attached to each. In addition, five videos and one image of child pornography were located on his cell phone.
Poole admitted trading images and videos of child pornography with others he met through two Internet websites, according to the complaint filed in the case. He admitted downloading thousands of images of child pornography, adding that for the past 10 years he had an obsession with child pornography.
At today’s sentencing hearing, it was stipulated that law enforcement located more than 4000 images and 21 videos of child pornography.
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 FBI investigated the case and Assistant U.S. Attorney Camille Sparks prosecuted.