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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of New Mexico

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Former Supervisory U.S. Border Patrol Agent sentenced to 15 years in federal prison for production of child pornography

            ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Jason Christopher Davis, 48, of Las Cruces, New Mexico, was sentenced in federal court on April 7 to 15 years in prison for production of child pornography. Davis pleaded guilty on Oct. 3, 2018.

            According to Davis’ guilty plea and other court records, on May 17, 2015, Davis produced a pornographic video of a five-year-old child and uploaded the video onto his laptop computer. At the time of the offense, Davis was employed as a Supervisory U.S. Border Patrol Agent.

            Upon his release from prison, Davis will be subject to 20 years of supervised release and will be required to register as a sex offender.

            The Las Cruces office of Homeland Security Investigations, the Office of Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and the Las Cruces Police Department investigated this case with assistance from the Office of Professional Responsibility of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the Management Inquiry Team of the U.S. Border Patrol, the FBI, and the New Mexico Attorney General’s Office. 

             Assistant U.S. Attorney Marisa A. Ong prosecuted the case as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice (DOJ) to combat 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 information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit justice.gov/psc.  Individuals with information relating to suspected child predators and suspected child abuse are encouraged to contact the Children’s Advocacy Center at (575) 526-3437 or Homeland Security Investigations at 1-866-DHS-2-ICE.

             The case also was brought as a part of the New Mexico Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force’s mission, which is to locate, track, and capture Internet child sexual predators and Internet child pornographers in New Mexico.  There are 86 federal, state and local law enforcement agencies associated with the New Mexico ICAC Task Force, which is funded by a grant administered by the New Mexico Attorney General’s Office.  Anyone with information relating to suspected child predators and suspected child abuse is encouraged to contact federal or local law enforcement.

Topic(s): 
Project Safe Childhood
Press Release Number: 
21-79
Updated April 20, 2021