Gilmer man sentenced for child porn possession

Terry Don Briant. Photo Source: Upshur County Jail.
Terry Don Briant. Photo Source: Upshur County Jail.

Released by U.S Attorney's Office, Eastern District:

GILMER, TX - A 49-year-old Gilmer man has been sentenced to federal prison for child pornography violations in the Eastern District of Texas announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.

Terry Don Briant pleaded guilty on Aug 17, 2010, to possession of child pornography and was sentenced to 97 months in federal prison on Jan. 5, 2011 by U.S. District Judge T. John Ward.

According to information presented in court, on May 19, 2010, investigators executed a search warrant at Briant's home for suspected child pornography and seized several digital cameras and computers.

A forensic examination of a laptop was found to contain about 86 videos and 17 pictures of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct.  Some of the material depicted children less than 12 years of age engaged in sadistic or masochistic conduct.