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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, March 5, 2018

River Oaks Man Sentenced to Lengthy Sentence for Child Pornography Charges

FORT WORTH, Texas — Timothy Paul Malone, 39, of River Oaks, Texas, was sentenced this morning by U.S. District Judge Reed C. O’Connor to 90 years in federal prison for child pornography offenses, announced Erin Nealy Cox, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Texas.

Malone pleaded guilty in November 2017 to two counts of sexual exploitation of children and one count of attempted sexual exploitation of children. Judge O’Connor sentenced Malone to 360 months for each of the three counts, to run consecutively. Malone has been in custody since the time of indictment in September 2017. 

According to documents filed in the case, Malone persuaded and enticed two minor children in Watauga and Haslet, Texas to engage in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of producing a video. Malone also attempted to use another minor child to create a video of the minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct.

In January 2017, law enforcement conducted a search warrant, according to plea documents, at Malone’s residence and seized a number of electronic devices. An examination of the devices revealed a number of child pornography videos and images including those of the minors previously mentioned.

The case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in 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 leverages federal, state and local resources to better investigate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who sexually exploit children.  Project Safe Childhood also prioritizes identifying and rescuing 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.”           

River Oaks Police Department, Tarrant County District Attorney’s Digital Forensics Unit, and U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) investigated the case. Assistant U.S. Attorney A. Saleem prosecuted.

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Project Safe Childhood
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Contact: 
Lisa Slimak 214-659-8600 Lisa.Slimak@usdoj.gov
Updated March 5, 2018