Dallas County Man Admits Transporting and Shipping Child Pornography
|U.S. Attorney’s Office August 27, 2013|
DALLAS—Quincy Lamar Poole, 24, appeared today in federal court in Dallas before U.S. Magistrate Judge David L. Horan and pleaded guilty to one count of transporting and shipping child pornography. He faces a statutory penalty of not less than five or more than 20 years in federal prison, a $250,000 fine, and up to a lifetime of supervised release. Poole, who is in custody, is scheduled to be sentenced on December 18, 2013, by U.S. District Judge Barbara M. G. Lynn. Today’s announcement was made by U.S. Attorney Sarah R. Saldaña of the Northern District of Texas.
According to plea documents filed in the case, when special agents with the FBI executed a search warrant at Poole’s home in Lancaster, Texas, on July 16, 2013, they seized a laptop computer, a thumb drive, and Poole’s cell phone. E-mail transmissions were located that showed Poole had sent two e-mails with a video of child pornography attached to each. In addition, five videos and one image of child pornography were located on his cell phone.
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 to 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 matter is being investigated by the FBI. Assistant U.S. Attorney Camille Sparks is prosecuting.