Hardin County man arrested for child pornography

The following is a news release from the Department of Justice:

BEAUMONT, Texas – A 51-year-old Silsbee, Texas man has been sentenced to federal prison for child pornography violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.

Larry Orell Brumley pleaded guilty on Aug. 30, 2011, to possession of child pornography and was sentenced to 57 months in federal prison today by U.S. District Judge Ron Clark.

According to information presented in court, on July 30, 2010, law enforcement officers executed a federal search warrant at Brumley's residence in Silsbee.  A laptop computer was seized and a forensic examination of the computer revealed it contained 10 videos and 116 images of child pornography.  Brumley admitted to using the internet to download pornographic images, usually of females between the ages of 8 and 12 and would then delete the images after viewing them.

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 ICE/HSI and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Christopher T. Tortorice.