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Tyler man pleads guilty to child pornography

Tyler man pleads guilty to child pornography

POSTED: Monday, February 8, 2010 - 4:11pm

UPDATED: Thursday, April 8, 2010 - 4:20am

TYLER, Texas - U.S. Attorney John M. Bales announced today that a 37-year-old Tyler, Texas man has pleaded guilty to child pornography violations in the Eastern District of Texas.

Christopher Hull pleaded guilty to an Information charging him with possession of child pornography today before U.S. Magistrate Judge John D. Love.

According to information presented in court, on Mar. 12, 2009, Hull was found to be in possession of equipment that contained visual depictions of children engaged in sexually explicit conduct. Hull admitted to using his personal computer to view child pornography.

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.

Hull faces up to 10 years in federal prison. A sentencing date has not been set. Hull is currently in custody.

This case is being investigated by the U.S. Secret Service and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Bill Baldwin.

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For those that know Chris, know that what he is being charged with is wrong. Christopher did not view anything like what they are saying he did. He is a sweet and innocent soul that would not even think of doing something like that. Everyone knows that there are worst people out there doing far worse things and nothing is being done to them. instead of going after people like Chris and wasting taxpayers money they should go after real criminals. God knows the truth and He will see that the truth sets Chris free.

I feel that He is innocent

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