Lubbock Man Faces Up to 30 Years in Federal Prison for Producing Child Pornography
LUBBOCK, Texas — Jeffrey William McCall, 41, appeared earlier this week before U.S. Magistrate Judge Nancy M. Koenig and pleaded guilty to one count of production of child pornography, announced John R. Parker, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas.
McCall faces a statutory penalty of not less than 15 years and not more than 30 years in federal prison, up to a $250,000 fine and up to a lifetime of supervised release. A sentencing date was not set; McCall remains in federal custody.
According to documents filed in the case, On April 7, 2015 McCall obtained a video of a minor child by hiding his cellular telephone in the bathroom and turning on the video camera when the child went into the bathroom to take a shower. McCall carefully positioned and aimed the lens of the camera with the intent of obtaining images of the girl.
The matter 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 is in charge of the prosecution.