PLANO, Texas — A 41-year-old Plano, Texas man has been
sentenced to federal prison for child exploitation violations in the Eastern
District of Texas, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Brit Featherston today.
Ryan Curry pleaded guilty on Apr.
27, 2017 to possession of child pornography and was sentenced to 108 months in
federal prison on Sep. 14, 2017, by U.S. District Judge Marcia Crone.
According to information presented
in court, in November 2016, law enforcement officers executed a federal search
warrant at the residence where Curry was residing in Plano. A computer
user at the residence had been identified by law enforcement during an
undercover operation into individuals trading child pornography on the
Internet. Curry admitted to possessing more than 3,000 images and videos
of child pornography on a cell phone. Those images included depictions of
prepubescent minors and sadistic and masochistic conduct.
This case was prosecuted as part of
Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic
of child sexual exploitation and abuse launched in May 2006 by the Department
of Justice. Led by United States Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division's
Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS), Project Safe Childhood
marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and
prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as to
identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood,
please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov.
This case was investigated by the
Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Plano Police Department and prosecuted
by Assistant U.S. Attorney Marisa Miller.
Public Information Officer/Law Enforcement Coordinator
U.S. Attorney's Office
Eastern District of Texas