Child Pornography | A Texas man was sentenced today to 30 years in prison followed by a lifetime of supervised release for producing images of child sexual abuse, according to DOJ.
As part of the sentence, the defendant will also pay more than $58,000 in restitution to victims.
Jason Paul White, 42, of Lubbock, pleaded guilty in September 2021 to production of child pornography. According to court documents, in 2009, when White was 29 years old, he persuaded a minor to engage in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of producing a video.
In 2009, White persuaded a minor to engage in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of producing a video, the DOJ said. Officials believe White produced pornographic videos with that same minor on six occasions.
Specifically, White produced a video of himself performing oral sex on the minor, masturbating the minor using a sex device, and then having the minor masturbate White using the same sex device. White also produced child pornography videos of the same minor on approximately six other occasions.
White also admitted to enticing at least six other boys, ranging in age from 13 to 17, to engage in sexual activity between 2004 and 2020.
As part of his guilty plea, White also admitted to enticing six other minor boys to engage in sexual activity between 2004 (when White was 25) and 2020 (when White was 41). The boys ranged in age from 13 to 17 years old at the time White committed crimes against them.
Assistant Attorney General Kenneth A. Polite Jr. of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, Acting U.S. Attorney Chad Meacham for the Northern District of Texas, and Special Agent in Charge Matthew DeSarno of the FBI’s Dallas Field Office made the announcement.
Trial Attorney Austin M. Berry of the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS) and Assistant U.S. Attorney Callie Woolam of the Northern District of Texas are prosecuting the case.
The FBI’s Dallas Field Office, the Lubbock Police Department, and Homeland Security Investigations’ Dallas Field Office investigated the case, with assistance from the Department of Justice’s High Technology Investigative Unit.
This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse, launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice.
Led by U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and 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.
Child pornography is a form of child sexual exploitation. Federal law defines child pornography as any visual depiction of sexually explicit conduct involving a minor (persons less than 18 years old). Images of child pornography are also referred to as child sexual abuse images.
Federal law prohibits the production, distribution, importation, reception, or possession of any image of child pornography. A violation of federal child pornography laws is a serious crime, and convicted offenders face fines severe statutory penalties.
In December 2021, Josh Duggar was found guilty of Child Pornography and could be sentenced to up to 40 years in prison.
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