Dallas Man Sentenced to 222 Months in Federal Prison on Federal Child Pornography Convictions
|U.S. Attorney’s Office September 18, 2012|
DALLAS—Terry Berry, 48, was sentenced this morning by U.S. District Judge Sam A. Lindsay to 222 months (18.5 years) in federal prison and a lifetime of supervised release, following his guilty plea last year to two counts of shipping and transporting child pornography, announced U.S. Attorney Sarah R. Saldaña of the Northern District of Texas.
According to documents filed in the case, Berry admitted using the Internet and peer-to-peer file sharing software to receive and share child pornography. In fact, Berry shared and transmitted child pornography to undercover law enforcement agents in New York and Florida.
In mid-June 2011, FBI agents executed a search warrant at Berry’s residence on Southwestern Blvd. in Dallas and seized a computer and related storage media. Berry admitted that he transported and possessed images and videos of child pornography that included bondage and other sadistic acts involving minors and that he possessed images involving prepubescent minors.
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, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to better locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who sexually exploit children, and to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.usdoj.gov/psc. For more information about Internet safety education, please visit www.usdoj.gov/psc and click on the tab “Resources.”
Assistant U.S. Attorney Lisa J. Miller was in charge of the prosecution.