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Deming man pleads guilty to production of child pornography

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Alexander M.M. Uballez, United States Attorney for the District of New Mexico, announced today that James Dooly Pollock, 37, of Deming, New Mexico, pleaded guilty to production of child pornography. Pollock will remain in custody pending sentencing, which has not been scheduled.

On Dec 30, 2021, the father of a 14-year-old victim submitted his daughter’s cell phone to the Truth or Consequences Police Department (TCPD) and reported that the cell phone contained video of an adult male having sex with the victim. After obtaining the father’s permission and a search warrant, TCPD transferred the cell phone to New Mexico State Police (NMSP) for extraction of the phone’s contents.

In his plea agreement, Pollock admitted that on Dec. 7, 2021, he used WhatsApp to send a video of himself engaged in sexually explicit conduct with the victim.

Pollock faces a minimum of 15 years and up to 30 years in prison and must register as a sex offender.

Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), NMSP and TCPD investigated this case as part of the New Mexico Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force. Assistant United States Attorney Marisa A. Ong is prosecuting the case as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice (DOJ) to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by United States Attorneys’ Offices and DOJ’s 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 exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit The ICAC Task Force Program is a nation-wide network of task forces including over 90 federal, state, local and tribal law enforcement agencies in New Mexico dedicated to investigating, prosecuting and developing effective responses to Internet crimes against children.

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Updated July 14, 2022

Project Safe Childhood
Press Release Number: 22-161