Fort Worth, TX–A North Texas man on Wednesday pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeffrey Cureton to three child pornography counts.
Timothy Paul Malone, 39, of River Oaks, Texas, pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual exploitation of children and one count of attempted sexual exploitation of children. Malone faces a maximum term of imprisonment of not less than 15 years and not more than 90 years, a total of $750,000 in fines and up to a lifetime of supervised release. Malone has been in custody since the time of indictment in September 2017. He is scheduled to be sentenced March 5.
According to documents filed in this case, Malone persuaded and enticed two minor children in Watauga and Haslet, Texas, to engage in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of producing a video. Malone also attempted to use another minor child to create a video of the minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct.
In January 2017, law enforcement conducted a search warrant, according to plea documents, at Malone’s residence and seized a number of electronic devices. An examination of the devices revealed a number of child pornography videos and images of minors.