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Victoria Man Heads to Prison for Possessing Child Pornography

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Texas


VICTORIA, Texas – A 28-year-old man residing in Victoria has been ordered to federal prison following his conviction of possession of child pornography, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson. Sean Patrick Mciver entered a guilty plea Aug. 3, 2015.

Today, Senior U.S. District Judge John D. Rainey handed McIver a 72-month-sentence. McIver was further ordered to serve 10 years of supervised release following completion of his prison term, during which time he will have to comply with numerous requirements designed to restrict his access to children and the Internet. He will also be ordered to register as a sex offender.

At the time of his plea, the court heard that agents with Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), while using peer-to-peer software, were able to successfully download various files containing child pornography from an IP address that was associated with Mciver. In December 2014, agents executed a search warrant at Mciver’s residence, at which time they seized various electronic devices. Forensic analysis on those devices revealed more than 450 images and 24 videos of child pornography. Mciver admitted to using the peer-to-peer software to download the child pornography.

Mciver was arrested on the federal charges in March 2015 and has been in custody since the time where he will remain pending transfer to a U.S. Bureau of Prisons facility to be determined in the near future.

HSI investigated with the assistance of the Corpus Christi Police Department – Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

This case, prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Hugo R. Martinez, 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 For more information about internet safety education, please visit and click on the tab "resources."

Updated November 30, 2015

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