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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Garland Man Sentenced to 13 Years in Federal Prison for Transporting and Possessing Child Pornography

DALLAS — Mark Isaac Yetter, 34, of Garland, Texas, was sentenced today by Chief U.S. District Judge Barbara M.G. Lynn to serve a total of 13 years in federal prison, following his guilty plea in June 2016 to one count of transporting and shipping of child pornography, announced U.S. Attorney John Parker of the Northern District of Texas.

Yetter has been in custody since his arrest in January 2016.

According to the factual resume filed in the case, Yetter admitted to looking at child pornography for approximately one-and-a-half years. He preferred pornography involving girls between the ages of 12 and 16. Yetter would search the internet using search terms such as “teens” and “young girls,” and would save the images of child pornography to his cellular telephone. Yetter possessed approximately 1,277 images of child pornography and 115 videos of child pornography between his cellular telephone and Dropbox account. Some of the files he collected depict infants and toddlers.

 

These cases were brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in 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 Federal Bureau of Investigation conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrew Wirmani prosecuted the case.

 

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Contact: 
Lisa Slimak 214-659-8600 Lisa.Slimak@usdoj.gov
Updated May 24, 2017