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San Antonio Man Sentenced to 151 Months in Federal Prison for Distribution of Child Pornography

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

In San Antonio this morning, 58-year-old Theodore Edward DeAubrey was sentenced to 151 months in federal prison for distribution of child pornography announced United States Attorney Richard L. Durbin, Jr., and FBI Special Agent in Charge Christopher Combs, San Antonio Division.


In addition to the prison term, Chief United States District Judge Orlando Garcia ordered that DeAubrey pay a total of $30,000 restitution to six known victims depicted in the images he distributed.  Judge Garcia also ordered that DeAubrey be placed on supervised release for a period of three years after completing his prison term. 


DeAubrey was the subject of an undercover child pornography investigation conducted by the FBI.  On January 15, 2016, agents executed a search warrant and seized the defendant’s home computer.  Upon examination, agents discovered the computer contained approximately 200 files, mostly video files, depicting child pornography. 


On November 15, 2016, DeAubrey pleaded guilty to the distribution charge.  By pleading guilty, DeAubrey admitted to distributing approximately 1,500 files on April 10, 2015, most of which depicted prepubescent children, including toddlers, engaged in sexually explicit conduct.


Assistant United States Attorneys Tracy Thompson and Diana Cruz-Zapata prosecuted this case on behalf of the Government.

Updated September 21, 2017

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