Recently, a 42-year-old man located near Fort Worth, Texas was sentenced to 80 years in prison by the U.S. District Court. According to reports, Tyrone Taylor has been found guilty of sexual exploitation of a child and possession of a visual depiction of a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct.
An investigation was launched by the FBI after they received a tip from a local business. According to reports, a local computer repair shop contacted authorities after they found what they believed to be child pornography on Tyrone Taylor’s personal computer. Investigators and authorities met with a representative of the shop, and after reviewing the evidence, they made the decision to seize the hard drive and conduct further investigations into the matter.
After being confronted by authorities, Taylor admitted to being in possession of pornographic images involving children. He told law enforcement he was the owner of the hard drive and revealed that some of the children in the videos and images were as young as 9 years old.
This investigation was led by the FBI’s Dallas Field Office and was part of Project Safe Childhood, an initiative with the goal of combating the child sexual exploitation epidemic that is currently taking place in our country. This is an initiative that aims to properly use local, state, and federal resources in order to promptly do whatever it takes to stop sexual predators from preying on children.
Child Pornography Penalties
In the state of Texas, possession of child pornography takes place when an individual knowingly or intentionally possesses any sort of material that depicts a child engaging in sexual conduct. Texas Penal Code § 21.15 states that individuals can also be charged with possession of child pornography if they are found photographing or recording a child in a private dressing room or bathroom.
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As legal experts, we understand that there are people out there who pose threats to society. The actions of Taylor clearly demonstrate that children need to be protected from him. It is clear there was overwhelming evidence that proved his guilt beyond a shadow of a doubt. We applaud the work that local, state, and federal officials did to make sure this person was taken into custody and properly charged for his wrongdoings.
We support law enforcement and investigators who are doing what it takes to properly bring child abusers to justice. We also understand that false accusations and wrongful charges happen more than the general public thinks. As a law firm specializing in criminal defense, the Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy is here to protect individuals who are attempting to dispute their criminal charges.
Being wrongfully convicted of sex crimes will absolutely change your life for the worse. You will undoubtedly struggle to find employment, housing, and higher learning opportunities for the rest of your life, and the court of public opinion will deem you as a perverse individual who cannot be trusted. If you have been charged with a crime and you need assistance putting together a proper defense, our litigation team is here to help. Contact our Denton County office at (940) 222-8004 or use our online contact page to learn more about how we can be of assistance.