Woodville man pleads guilty in child pornography case

WOODVILLE, TX (KTRE) - BEAUMONT, TX (PRESS RELEASE) – U.S. Attorney John M. Bales announced Wednesday that a Woodville man has pleaded guilty in child pornography violations in the Eastern District of Texas.

James Matthew Corsi, 32, of Woodville, pleaded guilty to an indictment charging him being in possession of child pornography Wednesday before U.S. Magistrate Judge Keith Giblin.

According to information presented in court, on July 27th, 2009, law enforcement agents executed a federal search warrant at Corsi's Woodville home and seized a personal computer.

A forensic analysis of the seized items revealed 234 images of child pornography, some of which showed minors engaged in sadistic, masochistic, or violent sexual acts, and some depicted children less than 12 years of age engaged in sexually explicit conduct.

This case is being 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.

Corsi could face up to 10 years in federal prison. A sentencing date has not been set.

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