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Southern District of Texas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, January 22, 2015

Co-defendants Get Significant Sentences For Multiple Child Pornography Convictions

HOUSTON – William Craig Noonan, of Houston, 39, and David Morse Barry, formerly of Wichita Falls, 55, have been ordered to federal prison for 30 and 27 years, respectively, following their multiple convictions including conspiracy to produce child pornography involving two prepubescent children, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson

Today, U.S. District Judge Lee H. Rosenthal, handed Noonan a sentence of 360 months for each of the two counts of conspiracy to produce and one count of distribution of child pornography as well as 120 months for possession of child pornography. The sentences will be served concurrently for a total 30-year federal sentence. Barry will serve a total of 324 months for his convictions. Both Noonan and Barry will be on supervised release for life following completions of their prison terms.

Noonan, a registered sex offender, pleaded guilty March 26, 2014, while Barry proceeded to trial in May 2014. Following the five-day bench trial, Judge Rosenthal found him guilty on two counts of conspiracy to produce and two counts of production of child pornography.

Both have been in custody where they will remain pending transfer to a U.S. Bureau of Prisons facility to be determined in the near future.

This case, investigated by the Homeland Security Investigations and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Sherri L. Zack and Bob Stabe, was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by the United States Attorneys' Offices and the Criminal Division's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who sexually exploit children, and to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.usdoj.gov/psc. For more information about internet safety education, please visit www.usdoj.gov/psc and click on the tab "resources."

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Updated April 30, 2015