Groesbeck: Man Caught With Child Porn Sentenced

By: Paul J. Gately Email
By: Paul J. Gately Email

GROESBECK (February 20, 2013)--A Groesbeck man was sentenced Wednesday in Waco's federal court after he pleaded guilty in December to possessing images of child pornography both on his home computer and his cellular telephone.

U.S. District Judge Walter S. Smith, Jr., sentenced Steven Elliott Parks to 6 years in federal prison, to be followed by 5 years on supervised release, and ordered him to pay a $1,000 fine and a $100 in special assessment to the court.

A criminal complaint signed by U.S. Magistrate Jeffrey C. Manske and presented at Parks' plea hearing says agents of the U.S. Secret Service, along with investigators from the Limestone County Sheriff's Office on June 5 began an investigation into child pornography.

Federal agents were able to recover several photographs depicting children in inappropriate poses and other photographs that appeared to have been taken with a cellular telephone.

During an interview with Parks, the affidavit says, he admitted he had stored the photographs both on his phone and on his home computer.

Agents also were able to identify a 13-year-old girl who was pictured in the photos and she told them the pictures were of her.


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