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Friday, May 16, 2014

San Angelo Man Sentenced To 57 Months In Federal Prison For Possessing Child Pornography

LUBBOCK, Texas — Brandon Cory Boshears, 30, of San Angelo, Texas, was sentenced this morning by U.S. District Judge Sam R. Cummings to 57 months in federal prison, following his guilty plea in February 2014 to one count of possession of child pornography.  Boshears will surrender to federal custody on a date to be designated.  U.S. Attorney Sarah R. Saldaña of the Northern District of Texas made the announcement today.

According to documents filed in the case, Boshears admitted that in the course of using a file sharing program on his computer to search the Internet for depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct, he downloaded and viewed numerous images depicting minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct.

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 investigation was conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), with assistance from San Angelo Police Department.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Steven M. Sucsy prosecuted. 

Updated June 22, 2015