Friday, August 14, 2009

Jackie Soward Pleads Guilty to Possession of Child Porn

A 58-year-old Fort Worth man pleaded guilty Friday in federal court to one count of attempted possession of child pornography.

Jackie R. Sowards faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and a lifetime of supervised release, according to a news release from the U.S. attorney’s office.

A postal inspector working undercover mailed a fictitious advertisement for child pornography to Sowards at his home in May.

Sowards requested two catalogs that advertised child pornography, the news release said.

After receiving the fake catalogs, Sowards ordered seven DVDs and sent a money order for more than $375, the release said.

On July 1, postal inspectors executed a federal search warrant at Sowards’ residence.

Sowards was already serving 10 years’ probation for possession of child pornography that was handed down in state court, according to Tarrant County court records.

Sowards admitted that he was addicted to child pornography and has been sexually attracted to children for more than 30 years, according to the news release.

He is scheduled to be sentenced in November.

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