Forth Worth, TX–A North Texas man was sentenced Monday to 90 years in federal prison for producing child pornography by sexually exploiting children, said U.S. Attorney Erin Nealy Cox, of the Northern District of Texas.
Timothy Paul Malone, 39, of River Oaks, Texas, pleaded guilty in November 2017 to two counts of sexually exploiting children, and one count of attempting to sexually exploit children. U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor sentenced Malone to 360 months for each of the three counts, to run consecutively for a total of 1,080 months. Malone has been in custody since his indictment in September 2017.
According to documents filed in the 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 including those of the minors previously mentioned.
The case was investigated by the River Oaks Texas Police Department, Tarrant County District Attorney’s Digital Forensics Unit, and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.