James Walter Porter Jr.'s Child-Porn Haul: 10,000 Images, Hundreds of Magazines and an MP3 Player for His Post-Office Job
Former postal worker James Walter Porter Jr., 57, pleaded guilty today to one count of child-porn possession, the U.S. Attorney's Office says, but what a count it was.
James Porter was a dedicated collector.
The Pasadena man had moved out of the house he was renting; the owners then went there and found CDs, one of which contained child porn. They contacted authorities, who tracked him down to his job at the post office in Highlands, Texas.
Between his old and new homes, police found:
-- "Several hundred pornographic magazines, such as Barely Legal"
-- Child porn on "an HP all-in-one computer and an external hard drive and a Motorola cell phone"
-- "Approximately 10,000 printed images of child pornography"
-- And, to while away those hours of work drudgery, "an MP3 player that contained child pornography"
Says the USAO:
The sentencing is set for Jan. 12, 2012, at which time he faces a sentence of at least five and up to 20 years imprisonment and a maximum fine of $250,000 as possible punishment. Upon completion of any prison term imposed, Porter also faces a maximum of life on supervised release during which the court can impose a number of special conditions designed to protect children and prohibit the use of the Internet.
He has been in federal custody since his June arrest.