ALPINE, Texas — A federal decide in Alpine sentenced a Valentine man on Jan. 24 to twenty years in jail and 15 years of supervised launch for distributing little one sexual abuse materials.
Homeland Safety Investigations (HSI) particular brokers investigated the case with the help from the Texas Division of Public Security.
In accordance with court docket paperwork, Albert Douglas Ackley, 60, uploaded and shared 10 information containing little one sexual abuse materials over a cellular messaging app.
The app flagged the information and despatched them to the Web Crimes Towards Kids database for legislation enforcement investigation. Particular brokers executed a search warrant at Ackley’s residence, the place they discovered a number of gadgets containing prepubescent little one sexual abuse materials.
On the time of the investigation, Ackley was educating math to college students in grades seven by 12 at an space public college.
Particular brokers arrested Ackley on March 15, 2022, and he’s in federal custody. On Aug. 12, 2022, he pleaded responsible to distributing little one pornography.
“This sentence exhibits that HSI particular brokers are laser targeted on doing our half to deliver to justice those that victimize youngsters,” stated HSI El Paso Particular Agent in Cost Francisco B. Burrola. “HSI is most appreciative of the collaborative partnership with the Texas Division of Public Security that may be a drive multiplier to fight this horrific crime of kid exploitation.”
Assistant U.S. Legal professional Matthew Ellis prosecuted the case.
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