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Former San Antonio Resident Sentenced to Federal Prison for Distribution of Child Pornography

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

In San Antonio today, a federal judge sentenced 54-year-old David Thayer Girard, formerly of San Antonio, to 15 years in federal prison for distribution of child pornography announced United States Attorney John F. Bash and Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent in Charge Christopher Combs, San Antonio Division.


In addition to the prison term, United States District Judge Fred Biery ordered that Girard pay $3,000 restitution and be placed on supervised release for the rest of his life after completing his prison term.


On August 2, 2017, Girard pleaded guilty to the charge.  By pleading guilty, Girard admitted that he uploaded numerous video and image files depicting child pornography to the Internet.  In December 2014, Girard gave the password to an electronic folder containing the child pornography to an FBI employee acting in an undercover capacity. 


The FBI conducted this investigation.  Assistant United States Attorney Tracy Thompson prosecuted this case on behalf of the Government. 

Updated December 19, 2017

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