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Man sentenced to 6 1/2 years in prison for possessing child pornography

BEAUMONT, Texas – An east Texas man was sentenced Tuesday to 6 1/2 years in federal prison for possessing child pornography, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales, Eastern District of Texas.

This investigation was conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), and the Beaumont Police Department.

Jeremiah Paul Selman, 34, from Port Neches, Texas, pleaded guilty March 21 to possessing child pornography. He was sentenced July 23 to 78 months in federal prison by U.S. District Judge Marcia Crone. Selman was indicted by a federal grand jury Jan. 10 on child pornography charges.

According to information presented in court, HSI special agents executed a search warrant at Selman’s residence in Port Neches on Oct. 26, 2011. A computer that was seized during the search was found to contain more than 600 images of child pornography. Some of these images included prepubescent children under the age of 12 engaged in sexually explicit conduct.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Christopher T. Tortorice, Eastern District of Texas, prosecuted this case.

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