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

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Austin Businessman Pleads Guilty To Possession Of Child Pornography

In Austin, 67-year-old President and Chief Executive Officer of Image Trends, Inc. Daniel J. Sullivan faces up to ten years in federal prison after pleading guilty earlier today to one count of possession of child pornography announced United States Attorney Robert Pitman and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Special Agent in Charge Janice Ayala.

In March 2012, HSI agents executed a search warrant at the defendant’s residence and business. A subsequent forensics examination of seized computer related items revealed the presence of approximately 600 images and 90 videos depicting child pornography.

Sullivan remains on bond pending sentencing.  No sentencing date has been scheduled.

Assistant United States Attorney Matt Devlin is prosecuting this case on behalf of the Government.

Updated December 15, 2014