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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Garland, Texas, Man Sentenced to 126 Months in Federal Prison for Possessing Prepubescent Child Pornography

DALLAS — Sacramento Moon Morales, 34, of Garland, Texas, was sentenced yesterday afternoon by U.S. District Judge Sam A. Lindsay to serve 126 months in federal prison and 20 years of supervised release, following his guilty plea in January 2016 to an indictment charging 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 March 26, 2014, Morales knowingly possessed paper that contained sexually explicit images of prepubescent females, knowing that the images were of actual children.

As noted in the public record, Morales was convicted of kidnapping and indecency with a child in Hidalgo County, Texas, in 2003.

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 case was investigated by the Garland Police Department.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Camille Sparks was in charge of the prosecution.

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Updated June 7, 2016