Port Neches man gets 25-year sentence for child pornography

A 33-year-old Port Neches man has been sentenced to 25 years in federal prison for child pornography, a spokesperson for U.S. Attorney John M. Bales said Thursday.
Christopher Dale Harrison pleaded guilty on Nov. 19, 2013 to production of child pornography and was sentenced to 25-years in federal prison Thursday by U.S. District Judge Thad Heartfield.
According to information presented in court, on Apr. 18, 2013, a federal search warrant was executed at Harrison's Port Neches home.  During the search, agents found and seized an external hard drive and a cell phone from the home and a camera owned by Harrison that had been recently pawned at a local pawn shop. 

Forensic examinations of the items revealed they contained images of child pornography. 

Agents were able to determine that the images containing child pornography on the camera were taken at Harrison's home in Port Neches and involved a child engaged in sexually explicit conduct and that Harrison had persuaded and ordered the minor to engage in this conduct.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice. Led by United States Attorneys' Offices and the Criminal Division's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS), Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov.
This case was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations, HSI-ICE, the Port Neches Police Department, the Beaumont Police Department, and the Orange County Sheriff's Office and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Michelle Englade.


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