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San Angelo Man Sentenced to 121 Months in Federal Prison for Receipt of Child Pornography

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Texas

LUBBOCK, Texas — A 45-year-old San Angelo, Texas, man, Michael Doerr, who pleaded guilty in August 2017 to one count of receipt of a visual depiction of a minor engaging in sexually explicit conduct, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Sam R. Cummings to 121 months in federal prison, announced U.S. Attorney Erin Nealy Cox of the Northern District of Texas.

Judge Cummings remanded Doerr into immediate custody to begin serving his sentence.

According to plea documents filed in the case, on August 25, 2016, Doerr used computer hard disk drives to save images and videos depicting minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct. Doerr received the material over the Internet and saved the material on the hard disk drives at his residence. 

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  For more information about internet safety education, please visit and click on the tab “resources.”

The Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations, the Texas Department of Public Safety, and the San Angelo Police Department investigated the case.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Steven M. Sucsy prosecuted.

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Lisa Slimak

Updated November 17, 2017

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