Former Lubbock Resident Sentenced To 10 Years In Federal Prison For Possessing Child Pornography
LUBBOCK, Texas — Jeremy Daniel Labrec, 24, formerly of Lubbock, Texas, was sentenced this morning by U.S. District Judge Sam R. Cummings to 120 months in federal prison following his guilty plea in June 2014 to one count of possession of child pornography, announced U.S. Attorney Sarah R. Saldaña of the Northern District of Texas.
Labrec has been in custody in Lubbock since his transfer from FCI Otisville, New York, where he had been serving a 330-month sentence imposed in relation to a federal child sexual exploitation conviction out of Indiana. Sixty months of the new sentence will be served consecutively to his Indiana sentence, and 60 months will be served concurrently with that sentence. Labrec was also ordered to pay $150,000 in restitution to a victim of his Lubbock offense.
According to documents filed in the case, in 2011, while living in Lubbock, Labrec saved an image of child pornography that he had earlier produced, on a hard drive located in his laptop computer, and he possessed the hard drive, knowing it contained child pornography. One image was a sexually explicit photo of a minor child.
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 and the Lubbock Police Department investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Steven M. Sucsy prosecuted the case.