Two Arlington men were sentenced to several years in prison Tuesday on unrelated cases involving child pornography.
U.S. District Judge Terry R. Means sentenced 47-year-old Todd M. Fowler and 37-year-old Michael Ray Borah to 10 years in prison and 4 years in prison, respectively.
The U.S. Department of Justice said both men must report to the Bureau of Prisons in Jan., 2013.
According to the DOJ, Fowler pleaded guilty in May to one count of receipt of child porn and used file-sharing software to receive images depcting minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct. A forensic exam of his laptop revealed 43 videos and 354 still images of child porn.
The DOJ said Borah pleaded guilty to one count of possessing child porn after U.S. Immigration and Custom's Enforcement and Homeland Security Investigations sent agents to Borah's home to ask him about purchasing access to known child porn websites. Borah admitted that he had purchased subscriptions and that he accessed child porn on his computers, officials said.
The cases against Borah and Fowler were brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice, to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. The investigations were conducted by the FBI, ICE HSI and the Plano Police Department.