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Fabens, TX Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Receipt and Distribution of Child Pornography

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

In El Paso today, 34-year-old Corey Gosnell was sentenced to seven years in federal prison for receipt and distribution of child pornography announced United States Attorney Richard L. Durbin, Jr., and Special Agent in Charge Waldemar Rodriguez of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) in El Paso.

In addition to the prison term, United States District Judge Kathleen Cardone ordered that Gosnell be placed on supervised release for a period of ten years after completing his prison term and to register as a sex offender.

On January 19, 2016, Gosnell pleaded guilty to one count of receipt and distribution of child pornography.  By pleading guilty, Gosnell admitted he downloaded child pornography to his computer and made it available to others.  According to court documents, HSI agents executed a search warrant at the defendant’s residence on May 19, 2015, based on information obtained from the New Mexico Attorney General’s Office.  A subsequent forensics examination of the defendant’s computer and related media revealed the presence of 239 images and 52 videos depicting child pornography. 

Assistant United States Attorney Rifian Newaz prosecuted this case on behalf of the Government.

Updated April 15, 2016

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