Judge Sentences Man to 10 Years in Federal Prison Without Parole on Child Pornography Conviction
|U.S. Attorney’s Office December 06, 2010|
DALLAS—Sirajul Aker Khan, 29, who pleaded guilty in July 2010 to one count of receiving child pornography, was sentenced this morning by U.S. District Judge David C. Godbey to 10 years in federal prison, announced U.S. Attorney James T. Jacks of the Northern District of Texas. In addition, Judge Godbey ordered that Khan serve a lifetime of supervised release following his prison term. Khan, a Bangladeshi man, most recently resided in Farmers Branch, Texas.
The investigation began when an undercover officer, using file sharing software, noted that a particular user, “KOOL009,” was sharing folders with others. The officer browsed “KOOL99's” approximately 3235 files and observed that a number of the files depicted child pornography. The undercover officer later determined that “KOOL009" was Khan. When he was later interviewed by law enforcement, Khan gave officers consent to search the room he was renting in Farmers Branch. During this search, in addition to one computer, approximately 856 computer disks and three external hard drives were discovered. Khan admitted that many of these disks contained child pornography.
This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice, to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by United States Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS), Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to better locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov
The case was investigated by the FBI and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jason Schall.