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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, March 31, 2016

U.S. Army Specialist Arrested on Federal Child Porn Distribution Charge

In San Antonio, a U.S. Army Specialist assigned to Fort Sam Houston remains in federal custody today in connection with the sexual exploitation of minors announced United States Attorney Richard L. Durbin, Jr., and Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent in Charge Christopher Combs, San Antonio Division.

A federal complaint filed this morning, charges 26–year-old Anthony Quinton Quesinberry with one count of distribution of child pornography.  According to the criminal complaint, during a one-week period beginning on February 18, 2016, the defendant transmitted ten posts to random users of the social networking application named YikYak which contained images of child pornography and/or verbiage soliciting minors for sexual contact.

Yesterday, FBI agents executed a search warrant and seized the defendant’s cellphone and desktop computer.  A preliminary forensic examination of the phone and computer revealed the presence of child pornography. 

Upon conviction, Quesinberry faces up to 20 years in federal prison.  A detention hearing for the defendant is expected to occur next week in U.S. Magistrate court in San Antonio.

It is important to note that a criminal complaint is merely a charge and should not be considered as evidence of guilt.  The defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

This investigation continues.  It is being conducted by the FBI together with the U.S. Army Criminal Investigative Command at both Fort Sam Houston and Fort Riley, KS.  Assistant United States Attorney Sarah Wannarka is prosecuting this case on behalf of the Government.

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Project Safe Childhood
Updated March 31, 2016