Tag: Child pornography

SPI Man Sentenced for Possession of Child Porn

One man from South Padre Island will spend nearly five years in a federal prison after entering a guilty plea for possession of child pornography. The US attorney’s office in Brownsville is reporting that 70-year-old Howard William Halverson received  60 months in a federal prison and ordered to pay $50,000 in restitution to victims identified in his child porn collection. Court documents state that the judge took into consideration Halverson’s age. The investigation found Halverson began using peer-to-peer software to exchange the images. Federal agents found more than 1,400 images and 5 videos with 545 known victims included, when...

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Edinburg Man Charged with Possessing Child Pornography

EDINBURG (KFXV) — A man is arrested and charged with 15 counts of possession of child pornography. Fox News cameras were rolling as 29-year-old, Francisco Chavarria walked into an Hidalgo County courtroom. He’s is accused of downloading, and distributing pornographic images of children between the ages of two and 10 – some of children in the images – were being sexually assaulted. The investigation began in October of last year in a collaborative effort between the Department of National Security, and the Hidalgo County District Attorney’s Office. His bond is set at $750,000...

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