Thursday, January 3, 2008

Timothy Andrew Granberry & William Washington Guilty Child Porn

Two East Texas men pleaded guilty in a Tyler federal court Wednesday to possessing child pornography.

Timothy Andrew Granberry, 47, faces up to 10 years in prison after he admitted to possessing material involving the sexual exploitation of minors on May 23 in Smith County.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Gregg Marchessault said Granberry possessed 736 digital images and three video clips on his personal computer, which he agreed to forfeit to the government. The pornographic images contained minors younger than 12, he said.

Granberry, who is represented by Tonda Curry, was jailed after the hearing in U.S. Magistrate Judge Judith Guthrie's court.

A 29-year-old man also pleaded guilty to possessing material involving the exploitation of minors.

William Washington admitted to possessing child pornography on his computer in Hopkins County on March 13. He faces up to 10 years in prison.

Marchessault said the defendant possessed between 150 and 300 images that involved minors younger than 12.

Washington was also charged with distributing computer files containing child pornography on Jan. 31 in Gregg County.

Judge Guthrie ordered that the defendant, who is represented by U.S. Public Defender Wayne Dickey, be detained pending his sentencing hearing.

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