CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas - A 31-year-old Corpus Christi man has
admitted he possessed child pornography, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Abe
Adam Thomas Simington appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge
Jason B. Libby today and entered a guilty plea to one count of possession of
The court heard that Simington was previously convicted in
the state of Oklahoma for possessing child pornography and was required to
register as a sex offender. Law enforcement learned he was in possession of
child pornography and seized several digital devices from Simington’s residence
which resulted in the discovery of more than 900 images of child pornography.
Sentencing has been set for Feb. 28, 2018, before U.S.
District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos. At that time, Simington faces a minimum of
10 and up to 20 years in federal prison. He was permitted to remain on bond
pending his sentencing hearing.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security
Investigations conducted the investigation with the assistance of the Corpus
Christi Police Department - Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Hugo R. Martinez is prosecuting the
case, which was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide
initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the
growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by the United
States Attorneys' Offices and the Criminal Division's Child Exploitation and
Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local
resources to locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who sexually exploit
children, and to identify and rescue victims. For more information about
Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.usdoj.gov/psc.
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