DALLAS — Quincy Lamar Poole, 24, appeared Tuesday in federal court in Dallas, before U.S. Magistrate Judge David L. Horan, and pleaded guilty to one count of transporting and shipping child pornography.
He faces a statutory penalty of not less than five or more than 20 years in federal prison, a $250,000 fine and up to a lifetime of supervised release.
Poole, who is in custody, is scheduled to be sentenced on Dec. 18, by U.S. District Judge Barbara M. G. Lynn.
Tuesday’s announcement was made by U.S. Attorney Sarah R. Saldaña of the Northern District of Texas.
According to plea documents filed in the case, when special agents with the FBI executed a search warrant at Poole’s home in Lancaster on July 16, they seized a laptop computer, a thumb drive and Poole’s cell phone. Email transmissions were located that showed Poole had sent two emails with a video of child pornography attached to each. In addition, five videos and one image of child pornography were located on his cell phone.
The case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative, which was launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice, to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse.
Led by U.S. Attorney’s Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals, who sexually exploit children, and identify and rescue victims.
For more information about Project Safe Childhood, visit http://www.justice.gov/psc/. For more information about internet safety education, visit http://www.justice.gov/psc/ and click on the tab “resources.”
The matter is being investigated by the FBI. Assistant U.S. Attorney Camille Sparks is prosecuting.