Arlington Man Sentenced to Nearly Nine Years in Federal Prison for Distributing Child Pornography Over the Internet
|U.S. Attorney’s Office December 16, 2011|
FORT WORTH, TX—Shaun P. Dynes, 34, of Arlington, Texas, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge John McBryde to 105 months in federal prison for distributing images of child pornography over the Internet, announced U.S. Attorney Sarah R. Saldaña of the Northern District of Texas. In addition, Judge McBryde ordered that Dynes, who has been in custody since early September 2011 when he pleaded guilty to the offense, serve a lifetime of supervised release following his imprisonment.
According to testimony presented at his detention hearing, as well as documents filed in the case, Dynes admitted to FBI agents that he used the Internet to distribute visual depictions of minor children engaged in sexually explicit conduct.
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 U.S. 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
Deputy Criminal Chief AUSA Alex C. Lewis was in charge of the prosecution.