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Wallis Man Convicted of Producing Child Pornography

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

VICTORIA, Texas – David Ray McGee, 47, of Wallis, has entered a guilty plea to sexual exploitation of a child, otherwise known as production of child pornography, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson. Co-defendant Saralyn Ann Proschko, 46, of Victoria, pleaded guilty earlier this year.

In July 2015, authorities with the Victoria Police Department (VPD) responded to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) - District Parole Office in Victoria in reference to allegations of possession of child pornography. Officers met with Proschko and discovered an electronic video on her cellular telephone of a juvenile female engaged in a sexual act. Further investigation led to the discovery and charging of Proschko’s boyfriend - McGee - in relation to the allegations.

Today, McGee admitted to sexually assaulting the young girl, who was only five years old at the time.

During the hearing, the court heard that McGee had met Proshko on a dating website. During their conversations, he had indicated he had a sexually fantasy. Soon after, Proshko began texting him photos of herself penetrating the young girl with various sexual objects. Eventually, that led to him sexually assaulting the young girl, during which time she had begged him to stop. In at least one instance, Proshko had actually held the toddler down while McGee assaulted her.

Senior U.S. District Judge John D. Rainey accepted the guilty plea and set sentencing for Feb. 2, 2016, at which time McGee faces a minimum of 15 and up to 30 years in federal prison. Upon completion of any prison term imposed, McGee also faces a maximum of life on supervised release during which time the court can impose a number of special conditions designed to protect children and prohibit the use of the Internet.

McGee and Proschko were arrested on the federal charges in July 2015 and have been in custody since that time where both will remain pending their sentencing hearing.

The charges are the result of the investigative efforts of Homeland Security Investigations, Texas Attorney General’s Office - ICAC (Internet Crimes Against Children), Houston-Metro ICAC Task Force and the Victoria Police Department.

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 10, 2015

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