Woodville man sentenced to 70 months for child pornography

A 32-year-old Woodville man has been sentenced to federal prison for child pornography violations in the Eastern District of Texas announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales.

James Matthew Corsi pleaded guilty Apr. 28, 2010, to possession of child pornography and was sentenced to 70 months in federal prison on Nov. 4 by U.S. District Judge Marcia Crone.

According to information presented in court, on July 27, 2009, law enforcement agents executed a federal search warrant at Corsi's Woodville residence and seized a personal computer. A forensic analysis of the computer 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 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 Beaumont Police Department and the Department of Homeland Security - Immigration and Customs Enforcement and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Christopher T. Tortorice.