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CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas - A 31-year-old Corpus Christi man has admitted he possessed child pornography, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Abe Martinez.

 

Adam Thomas Simington appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Jason B. Libby today and entered a guilty plea to one count of possession of child pornography.

 

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. For more information about internet safety education, please visit www.usdoj.gov/psc and click on the tab "resources."

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