Sugar Land Man Pleads Guilty In Child Porn Case
Richmond, Texas
   
 
More Today's News:
ߦ   Suspect WANTED by law enforcement
ߦ   $20,000 reward in Valentine’s Day murder case
ߦ   Constables arrest Assault suspect.
ߦ   Former Ellis County Sherriff’s Office Employee Sentenced to 40 Months in Federal Prison
ߦ   Galveston College offers free Quickstart training opportunities
ߦ   Governor Abbott Declares Disaster Proclamation Extension For Texas Counties Impacted By Hurricane Harvey
ߦ   Grand Jury Indicts Thirteen Russian Individuals and Three Russian Companies for Scheme to Interfere in the United States Political System
ߦ   Local Law Enforcement to Focus on Move Over Slow Down
ߦ   Suspect arrested after motorcycle chase
ߦ   Two Men Sentenced to Lengthy Prison Sentences for Their Roles in a Methamphetamine Distribution Conspiracy
ߦ   Paris Police Dept - Daily Activity/Arrests Summary
ߦ   Critical Missing Person
ߦ   Fort Bend County Trial Info
ߦ   Fort Bend County Trial Information
ߦ   Traffic pursuit ends in arrest and drug charges
ߦ   SAPD auctions seized trucks, cars, SUVs
ߦ   Suspect held, SUV stopped after shooting at NSA gate
ߦ   COLD CASE A beer can could help crack an 18-year-old murder case
ߦ   Survey of State Criminal History Information Systems, 2016 is Now Available.
ߦ   Fort Bragg soldier accused of 2013 kidnapping, rape of girl in Cypress
ߦ   Former Homeland Security Investigations Special Agent Sentenced to Prison for Accepting Bribes
ߦ   Five law enforcement officers shot to death in less than a week
ߦ   Dallas Promoters Ordered to Stop $4.4 Million Oil and Gas Offering
ߦ   Pearland Police Dept - Weekly Activity Summary
ߦ   Farmer Branch Man Sentenced to Serve a Total of 128 Months
ߦ   Collin County Man Guilty of Child Exploitation Violations
ߦ   Alvin Police Dept - Weekly Offense/Arrests Bulletin
ߦ   Lawman Earned Respect the Hard Way
ߦ   Teen Girl Killed In Dallas Shooting
ߦ   President’s Request Invests in Department of Justice Criminal Justice Priorities, Including Protecting National Security, Supporting Law Enforcement, Enforcing Immigration Laws, and Protecting our Citizens from Violent Crime and the Scourge of the Opioid
ߦ   Child Advocates of Fort Bend Announces Gala Theme
ߦ   Fatal Hit And Run Investigation
ߦ   Drunk Driver Arrested Following Chase
ߦ   Funeral planned Tuesday for slain Dallas-area police officer
ߦ   Washington man raped dying woman, texted photos

   Next >>
 
Search Archives:



Press Release

Fort Bend County District Attorney’s Office

 

 

Michael Joseph Hall plead guilty to the felony charges of Promotion of Child Pornography and possession of the same on November 20, 2017.  The 27 year-old Sugar Land man then accepted 7 years in prison in an agreement with prosecutors.  Hall is required to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life.

 

According to Assistant District Attorney Michael Hartman, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) received a “Cyber-tip” from Skype and “Chatstep” that an individual was sharing known child pornography images with what appeared to be a minor in February 2017.

 

Sugar Land Police Sgt. Matt Levan, affiliated with The Houston Metro - Internet Crimes Against Children Taskforce (ICAC) investigated the cyber-tip.  Levan executed a search warrant in March 2017 and found the defendant in possession of pornographic images of children.  Hall subsequently confessed to the promotion (distribution) of child pornography.

 

“Studies have shown that a high percentage of offenders that collect and distribute child pornography also sexually abuse children,” said Hartman, “which is why it’s so important to investigate beyond the initial pornography we discover.”  Hartman continued, “This case illustrates the importance of pro-active investigations in identifying perpetrators who would otherwise not be held accountable for their crimes.  And without consequences, these perpetrators will not stop.”

 

Hall plead guilty in the 400th District Court before Presiding Judge Maggie Jaramillo.  Promotion of Child Pornography in this case is a second-degree felony, punishable by 2-20 years in prison and a fine up to $10,000.  Possession of Child Pornography is a third-degree felony punishable by 2-10 years in prison and a fine up to $10,000.  Hall was eligible to receive probation and had no prior felony convictions.

 

Assistant District Attorney Michael L. Hartman and Katie Peterson prosecuted the case.  Attorneys Ken and Judy Mingledorff represented the defendant.

Post a comment
Name/Nickname:
(required)
Email Address: (must be a valid address)
(will not be published or shared)
Comments: (plain text only)
Printer Friendly Format  Printer Friendly Format    Send to a Friend  Send to a Friend    RSS Feed  RSS Feed
  Facebook   Share link on Twitter Tweet  
© 1999-2018 The Police News. All rights reserved.