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Child Exploitation
02/09/2012

East Texas man sentenced to nearly 5 years in prison for possessing child pornography

BEAUMONT, Texas – A Silsbee, Texas man was sentenced to 57 months in prison for possessing child pornography in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales on Wednesday. The investigation was conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).

Larry Orell Brumley, 51, was sentenced to 57 months in federal prison on Feb. 9 by U.S. District Judge Ron Clark. He pleaded guilty on Aug. 30 to possessing child pornography.

HSI special agents executed a federal search warrant at Brumley's residence in Silsbee on July 30, 2010, seizing a laptop computer. A forensic examination of the laptop revealed 10 videos and 116 images of child pornography. Brumley admitted to using the internet to download pornographic images, usually of females between the ages of 8 and 12. He would then delete the images after viewing them.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Christopher T. Tortorice, Eastern District of Texas, prosecuted the case.

This investigation is part of HSI's Operation Predator, a nationwide initiative to identify, investigate and arrest those who sexually exploit children, and the Department of Justice's Project Safe Childhood, which marshals federal, state and local resources to locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children using the Internet.

As part of Operation Predator, HSI encourages the public to report suspected child predators and any suspicious activity through its toll-free hotline at 1-866-347-2423 or via its online tip form. Suspected child sexual exploitation or missing children may be reported to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, an Operation Predator partner, at 1-800-843-5678 or http://www.cybertipline.com.