Retired San Angelo Police Officer Sentenced to 35 years for Possession of Child Sexual Abuse Material
FORT WORTH — A 57-year-old Mineral Wells, Texas, man, Jimmy Gordon, who pleaded guilty in June 2016 to one count of production of child pornography, was sentenced this morning by U.S. District Judge David C. Godbey to 360 months in federal prison, announced U.S. Attorney John Parker of the Northern District of Texas.
According to documents filed in the case, in March 2016, Federal Bureau of Investigation agents executed a search warrant at the residence of Gordon in Mineral Wells, Texas. During the search, Gordon admitted that he communicated with an individual on Facebook, and that, over the course of their communications, Gordon used his cell phone to take a nude picture of his two-year old grandson and to transmit the image to the individual.
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 Federal Bureau of Investigation investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney A. Saleem prosecuted.
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