Skip to Content

Man Sentenced To 10 Years In Prison For Pornography Charges

EL PASO — A man was sentenced Thursday to 120 months in federal prison for possession of child pornography and failure to register as a sex offender, U.S. Attorney Johnny Sutton announced.

Fifty-two-year-old John Charles Fox, an aircraft repairmen living in El Paso, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge David Briones.

According to court documents, Fox was convicted in March 2002 in the Superior Court of Guam of committing a prohibited sexual act with a minor. As a result, he was required to register as a sex offender on a yearly basis with law enforcement, which he failed to do in November 2007, officials with the U.S. Attorney’s office said.

Officials say Fox also failed to notify law enforcement of changes in his employment status as a military contractor as well as several trips he had taken to Iraq. While at Balad Air Force Base in Iraq, authorities determined that Fox was in possession of 22 videos and 14 photographs which contained child pornography.

Fox was arrested January 22, in Detroit, Michigan, during a return trip to El Paso from Balad.

Fox pleaded guilty to both federal charges on June 30.

This case was investigated by investigators with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the U.S. Marshals Service. Assistant U.S. Attorney J. Brandy Gardes prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

Fox will serve 120 months for possession of child pornography concurrently with 97 months imprisonment for failure to register as a sex offender. Fox will also be under supervised release for 10 years after completing his prison term, officials said.

Article Topic Follows: News

Jump to comments ↓

Author Profile Photo



KVIA ABC 7 is committed to providing a forum for civil and constructive conversation.

Please keep your comments respectful and relevant. You can review our Community Guidelines by clicking here

If you would like to share a story idea, please submit it here.

Skip to content