Lubbock Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Federal Prison for Possessing Child Pornography
LUBBOCK, TX—Connor Michael Campbell, 22, of Lubbock, Texas, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Sam R. Cummings to 10 years in federal prison, following his guilty plea in April 2015 to one count of possession of child pornography, announced U.S. Attorney John Parker of the Northern District of Texas.
Campbell was taken into custody at the conclusion of the sentencing hearing.
According to documents filed in the case, from approximately February to December 2014, Campbell was a member of an Internet website that provided access to images of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct. That membership required him to upload at least one file depicting a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct, at least every 60 days, to maintain his membership. During that time, Campbell maintained his membership, and he downloaded numerous images and videos of minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct, and he saved those images on an external hard drive.
The case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative, which was launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice, to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by U.S. Attorney’s Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals, who sexually exploit children, and identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit http://www.justice.gov/psc/. For more information about Internet safety education, please visit http://www.justice.gov/psc/ and click on the tab “resources.”
The FBI, the Lubbock Police Department Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, and the Texas Tech Police Department investigated the case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Steven M. Sucsy was in charge of the prosecution.