A former choir teacher at a Grapevine middle school on Thursday admitted in federal court to distributing child pornography, federal authorities said.
Daniel Oberlender, 45, will be sentenced in June, the authorities said.
According to documents filed in the case, Oberlender used his Apple Macbook computer to connect to the Internet and used Skype software to share a video file depicting a minor engaged in sexual conduct.
A North Texas man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison in a child pornography case linked to his laptop computer seized at a California airport, according to The Associated Press.
Prosecutors say 47-year-old Todd M. Fowler of Arlington was sentenced Tuesday by a federal judge in Fort Worth. Fowler in May pleaded guilty to receipt of child pornography using file-sharing software.
Authorities on May 28, 2011, carried out a search warrant at Fowler's residence while he flew home from a trip to Hong Kong.
A stopover at San Francisco International Airport led customs agents to seize his computer. Prosecutors say the laptop had been used to download hundreds of child pornography images.
A Fort Worth man has received the maximum sentence of 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to one count of receiving child pornography, according to a new release from the U.S. Attorney's Office. U.S. District Judge John McBryde also ordered lifetime supervision for Christopher T. King, 34, after his release from federal prison. King admitted to using the Internet to search for child pornography. The Fort Worth police department and federal agencies investigated the case.
A Fort Worth man found to have more than 2,500 images of child pornography on his computers has been sentenced to almost 12 years in federal prison, followed by a lifetime of supervised release, the Justice Department has announced. Louis E. Gray, 40, has pleaded guilty in July to one count of possessing child pornography. In sentencing Gray, U.S. District Judge John McBryde imposed a 141-month sentence, exceeding the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines. The investigation began after a detective with the Orange County, Texas, sheriff's office investigating people who swap child pornography found Gray's IP address. A special agent with Homeland Security went to Gray's home with a search warrant and discovered the pornography involving pre-teens, court documents show.
The senior enlisted adviser for the Joint Task Force North at Fort Bliss was arrested as part of an ongoing investigation into child pornography, NavyTimes has reported. Command Master Chief Robert Edward Cuff, a 28-year Navy veteran, has been charged with engaging in a child exploitation enterprise, conspiracy to advertise the distribution of online child pornography and conspiracy to distribute pornography, according an indictment. NavyTimes reports that Cuff is accused of being a member of an online bulletin board, Dreamboard, that encourages the sexual abuse of young children.