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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, August 5, 2016

Irving, Texas, Man Sentenced to 180 Months in Federal Prison for Producing Child Pornography

DALLAS — Darryn Webb, 20, of Irving, Texas, was sentenced this morning by U.S. District Judge Sidney A. Fitzwater to 180 months in federal prison, following his guilty plea in February 2016 to an indictment charging one count of production of child pornography, announced U.S. Attorney John Parker of the Northern District of Texas.

Webb has been in custody since late September 2015 after his arrest on a related federal criminal complaint.

According to documents filed in the case, on approximately March 23, 2015, Webb persuaded Jane Doe, who at the time was five-years-old, to engage in sexually explicit conduct so that he could photograph her.  Webb used a Nikon Cool Pix L30 Camera to produce these images of child pornography at his residence. 

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.

The FBI’s Dallas Child Exploitation Task Force conducted the investigationAssistant U.S. Attorney Cara Pierce prosecuted the case.

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Topic: 
Project Safe Childhood
Updated August 5, 2016