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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Texas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Corpus Christi Man Sentenced For Possession Of Child Pornography

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas - Jason Thomas Dreyer, 31, has been ordered to federal prison following his conviction for possession of child pornography, announced United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson. Dreyer pleaded guilty to the charge Dec. 5, 2013. 

Today, U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos handed Dreyer a sentence of 60 months in prison to be followed by 10 years of supervised release. He will also have to obtain sex offender treatment and will not be permitted contact with minor children without adult supervision, cannot seek employment where minors congregate and is to have no Internet access without permission. Dreyer will also be required to register as a sex offender.

In December 2012, Dreyer was identified through an undercover investigation as an online user who was offering child pornography for distribution. That month and next, detectives successfully downloaded child pornography from Dreyer. 

Dreyer later admitted to downloading and viewing child pornography on the Internet through file sharing software. A forensic evaluation of Dreyer’s computer led to the discovery of numerous images and more than 100 videos of child pornography. The majority of the images and videos were of prepubescent females engaged in sexually explicit conduct, primarily oral and vaginal sex with adult males.

Dreyer was permitted to remain on bond and voluntarily surrender to a U.S. Bureau of Prisons facility to be determined in the near future.

Homeland Security Investigations and the Corpus Christi Police Department – Internet Crimes Against Children Task Froce investigated.

This case, prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Lance Duke, 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