Gregg County Man Sentenced for Child Pornography Violations
|U.S. Attorney’s Office November 03, 2011|
TYLER, TX—A 44-year-old Longview, Texas man has been sentenced to federal prison for child pornography violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.
Kelly Brian Quinn pleaded guilty on Apr. 6, 2011, to possession of material involving the sexual exploitation of minors and was sentenced to 78 months in federal prison on Nov. 2, 2011 by U.S. District Judge Leonard E. Davis.
According to information presented in court, on April 19, 2010, a search warrant was executed on Quinn’s home in Longview and his personal computer was seized. A forensic examination of the computer was conducted and found to contain 14 videos and approximately 1,600 images of child pornography. Some of the images depicted prepubescent minors under the age of 12 engaged in sexually explicit conduct, and some of the images are considered sadistic or masochistic.
This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice. 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.
This case was investigated by the FBI, the Longview Police Department, and the Longview Police Department’s Cyber Crimes Unit and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Christopher T. Tortorice.