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Thursday, April 21, 2016

El Paso Man Sentenced to Federal Prison on Child Pornography Charges

This morning, 33-year-old Joshua Alan Taylor of El Paso was sentenced to 210 months in federal prison followed by ten years of supervised release for accessing, receiving and possessing child pornography announced United States Attorney Richard L. Durbin, Jr., and FBI Special Agent in Charge Douglas E. Lindquist, El Paso Division.

On January 27, 2016, Taylor pleaded guilty to one count each of accessing child pornography with the intent to view; receipt of child pornography; and, possession of child pornography. 

By pleading guilty, Taylor admitted that in February and March 2015, he accessed and downloaded images and videos involving child pornography from the Internet.  

On July 21, 2015, FBI agents arrested Taylor following the execution of a search warrant at his residence.  A subsequent forensics examination of seized materials, including the defendant’s computer and related media, revealed the presence of approximately 2,500 images and 127 videos depicting child pornography.

This investigation was conducted by the FBI.  Assistant United States Attorney Nikhil Bhagat prosecuted this case on behalf of the Government.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice.  Led by U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims.  For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov.

Project Safe Childhood
Updated April 21, 2016