Man, 23, pleads guilty to child porn

July 30, 2009 12:13:52 PM PDT
A Houston man has pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography.At a hearing before United States District Judge Sim Lake, Sean Connery Showers, 23, admitted to possessing child pornography on his computer. According to the US Attorney's office, forensic analysis conducted on Showers' computer revealed 94 images containing child pornography and 116 videos containing child pornography. In a sampling, there were images involving prepubescent children under 12 years old, images involving oral sex and images involving penetration, images with adults present and videos involving bondage. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) was sent a copy of the images and found images of identified victims.

Showers was indicted on June 9, 2009, and charged with one count of possessing child pornography as a result of the investigation. He faces a maximum sentence of 10 years imprisonment and a maximum fine of $250,000 as possible punishment. Upon completion of any prison term imposed, Showers also faces a maximum life term of supervised release during which the court can impose a number of special conditions designed to protect children and prohibit the use of the Internet.

In custody without bond since his arrest, Showers will remain in custody pending his sentencing hearing set for Oct. 23, 2009.

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