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Child Exploitation
04/08/2008

San Antonio man sentenced to 8 years for possessing child pornography

SAN ANTONIO - A 70 year-old man who pleaded guilty to receiving and possessing child pornography in August was sentenced here Wednesday to eight years in federal prison, and 20 years of supervision following his release from prison. This sentence resulted from an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

Terrence Insco was sentenced in U.S. District Court before Judge Royal Ferguson on Wednesday to eight years in prison on the child pornography charges.

ICE executed a federal search warrant at Insco's home on the 3300 block of Coral Grove Street in December 2006. ICE agents seized the following computer equipment: four desktop computers, four laptops, two flash drives, four hard drives, three mini-cartridges, and several zip disks and floppies. A forensic analysis of the seized items indicated Insco possessed more than 6,000 still images and 3,000 videos of child pornography. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children sent ICE a report which stated that known child victims were identified in 154 of the seized videos and 735 of the seized still images.

"This case clearly demonstrates the egregious nature of internet child pornography," said Jerry Robinette, special agent-in-charge of the ICE Office of Investigations in San Antonio. "ICE is committed to pursuing anyone who sexually exploits children. This prison sentence is a powerful demonstration that ICE will not tolerate this despicable crime. Our agents will continue to police cyber space to investigate and bring to justice those individuals who exploit the most vulnerable in our society, our children."

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Tracy Braun and Tom Moore, Western District of Texas, prosecuted this case.

This case was part of Operation Predator, a comprehensive ICE initiative aimed at those who prey on children, including human traffickers, international sex tourists, Internet pornographers, and foreign national predators whose crimes make them deportable. Since the initiative was launched in July 2003, there have been nearly 11,000 individuals arrested nationwide, including more than 1,100 in Texas.

ICE encourages the public to report suspected child predators and any suspicious activity through its toll-free hotline at 1-866-DHS-2ICE. This hotline is staffed around the clock by investigators. Suspected child sexual exploitation or missing children may also be reported to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, an Operation Predator partner, at 1-800-843-5678 or http://www.cybertipline.com.