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Lufkin man gets 102 months for watching child porn with kids in room

Phillip Taylor mug shot courtesy of Angelina County Jail. Phillip Taylor mug shot courtesy of Angelina County Jail.
BEAUMONT, TX (News Release) -

BEAUMONT, Texas (Press release) –  A 59-year-old Lufkin, Texas man has been sentenced to federal prison for child pornography violations in the Eastern District of Texas announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.

Philip Charles Taylor pleaded guilty on May 21, 2010, to possession of child pornography and was sentenced to 102 months today by U.S. District Judge Marcia Crone.

According to information presented in court, on Jan. 26, 2010, law enforcement officers made contact with Taylor after receiving information that Taylor was viewing child pornography in a Lufkin motel room with at least one child present.  Officers received consent to search Taylor's computer and several DVDs found in the room and discovered nine videos of minors involved in sexually explicit conduct.  Some of the videos depicted children less than 12 years of age engaged in sadistic or masochistic conduct.  Taylor was indicted by a federal grand jury on Mar. 17, 2010.

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 the U.S. Secret Service, Child Protective Services and the Lufkin Police Department and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Christopher T. Tortorice and Reynaldo P. Morin.

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