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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Temple Man Sentenced To Federal Prison For Possession Of Child Pornography

In Waco today, 47-year-old James Fudge of Temple, TX, was sentenced to 108 months in federal prison for possession of child pornography announced United States Attorney Robert Pitman and Special Agent in Charge Janice Ayala, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) in San Antonio.

In addition to the prison term, United States District Judge Walter S. Smith, Jr. ordered that Fudge pay a $1,000 fine and be placed on supervised release for a period of five years after completing his prison term. 

On September 18, 2014, Fudge pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography.  By pleading guilty, Fudge admitted to being in possession of child pornography and sharing child pornography with others via the Internet.  On October 15, 2013, HSI agents executed a search warrant at the defendant’s residence and seized his computer and other related media.  A forensics examination of the computer revealed the presence of approximately 970 images depicting child pornography. 

"The prevention and investigation of the exploitation of minors is a priority for HSI," said Special Agent in Charge Janice Ayala, HSI San Antonio. "These investigations are pursued by dedicated special agents who not only work with the United States Attorney's Office to bring predators to justice, but work tirelessly to prevent these crimes through extensive outreach and education."

Assistant United States Attorney Greg Gloff prosecuted this case on behalf of the Government.

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Updated December 15, 2014