21-year prison sentence for Denver man who produced child porn

DENVER - The discovery of nearly 100 images and videos of produced child pornography has resulted in a 21-year federal prison sentence of for a Denver man.

Jesse Evans, 33, was sentenced Tuesday for producing pornographic images of children. He was ordered to also serve 25 years on supervised release after his 21-year prison sentence.

During the investigation, Denver police found that Evans "had access to three prepubescent minors." It appeared that the images and videos Evans had produced were featuring the three children.

"Sexually assaulting children and recording that assault in photos or video, is an unspeakable crime that deserves severe and swift justice," said U.S. Attorney John Walsh.  "Our hearts go out to the victims in this case and their families."

Denver police initiated the investigation in January 2013, based on facts contained in public court records. One detective went undercover and was able to access files on another computer using peer-to-peer sharing software. The file names indicated that they contained child pornography, and a search warrant was obtained for Evans' residence.

The Denver Police detective found several computers in Evans' home, and one of the child pornography files he had previously accessed with the software was found on one. A special agent from the FBI assisted in confirming the amount of child pornography that Evans had produced.

"The work on this case is representative of the high priority the FBI places on finding those who exploit and perpetrate crimes against children," said FBI Denver Division Special Agent in Charge Thomas Ravenelle.  "The FBI will continue to vigorously investigate and prosecute individuals who prey on our most vulnerable victims."

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