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Plano, Texas, man sentenced to 10 years for child pornography violations

PLANO, Texas – A 36-year-old local man was sentenced this week to 10 years in federal prison for child pornography violations, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales of the Eastern District of Texas.

Adam Jennings, of Plano, Texas, pleaded guilty on Feb. 15 to transporting child pornography. On Dec. 2, he was sentenced to 120 months in federal prison by U.S. District Judge Richard Schell.

According to information presented in court proceedings, Jennings was being investigated for making child pornography available to others over the Internet. In April 2010, law enforcement agents executed a federal search warrant at Jennings' Plano residence, during which time they seized computers and computer-related equipment. A forensic analysis of the computers revealed 41 videos of child pornography. Some of the videos depicted children less than 12-years-old engaged in sexually explicit conduct; other videos depicted children engaged in sadistic and masochistic conduct.

This case was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). Assistant U.S. Attorney Mandy Griffith, Eastern District of Texas, prosecuted this case.

This investigation was part of Operation Predator, a nationwide ICE initiative to protect children from sexual predators, including those who travel overseas for sex with minors, Internet child pornographers, criminal alien sex offenders, and child sex traffickers.

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 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.