Texas Man Sentenced to 7 Years in Federal Prison for Receipt of Child Pornography
For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Arkansas
Fayetteville, Arkansas – David Clay Fowlkes, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, announced today that Eric Eugene Portier, age 45, of Dallas, Texas, was sentenced today to 84 months in federal prison followed by fifteen years of supervised release on one count of Receipt of Child Pornography. The Honorable Timothy L. Brooks presided over the sentencing hearing in the United States District Court in Fayetteville.
According to court records in September of 2017, Investigators with Homeland Security identified Portier, through his IP address, as an individual who was making multiple files of child pornography available for download while he was living in Centerton, Arkansas. Investigators executed a federal search warrant on his residence. Through an analysis of his devices, investigators found Portier to have received and possessed over one thousand images of child pornography and several videos of child pornography. Portier was arrested in Texas, where he had moved, and brought back to face federal charges in 2019.
Portier was indicted in June of 2019 and entered a guilty plea in November of 2019.
This case was investigated by Homeland Security and officers assigned to the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force in Northwest Arkansas. Assistant United States Attorney Ben Wulff prosecuted the case for the United States.
Updated March 5, 2020
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