Mesquite Man Sentenced to 20 Years in Federal Prison on Child Pornography Conviction
Admitted Collecting Child Pornography for 30 Years
DALLAS — Robert Bruce Lloyd, 76, of Mesquite, Texas, was sentenced this afternoon by U.S. District Judge Sidney A. Fitzwater to 240 months in federal prison, following his guilty plea in July 2015 to one count of receipt of child pornography. U.S. Attorney John Parker of the Northern District of Texas made the announcement today.
Lloyd has been in custody since his arrest in January 2015 on a related federal criminal complaint.
According to documents filed in the case, the FBI learned that a specific IP address, later identified as Lloyd’s, was downloading and sharing files indicative of child pornography. In January 2015, FBI special agents executed a search warrant at Lloyd’s residence and seized his computer and other media. A forensic analysis located more than 1000 images and videos of child pornography on Lloyd’s computer and other media. Lloyd admitted that he received and possessed images that included bondage and sadistic acts involving minors.
According to information presented during today’s sentencing hearing, Lloyd admitted that he had collected child pornography for 30 years. Judge Fitzwater noted that the child pornography was some of the worst he had ever seen, with some depicting sadistic acts done to children as young as three months old.
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 investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Camille Sparks was in charge of the prosecution.
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