Man pleads not guilty to child porn possession in Texarkana federal court

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A man accused of possessing images of minors engaged in sexual conduct pleaded not guilty Wednesday before a federal judge in Texarkana.

Danny Lee Collins appeared for arraignment before U.S. Magistrate Judge Caroline Craven with Texarkana attorney Cory Floyd in the Texarkana Division of the Eastern District of Texas. Floyd entered a plea of not guilty on Collins’ behalf to an indictment charging him with possession of child pornography.

According to the indictment, Collins possessed multiple images of prepubescent and pubescent girls posed without clothing. At least one image depicts a girl under the age of 12 lying on a blanket with a gag in her mouth as an adult male sexually assaults her.

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If found guilty of possession of child pornography, Collins faces up to 10 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000. If found guilty of possessing child pornography involving a child who has not attained the age of 12, the maximum possible punishment increases to 20 years. If there is a prior conviction for a sexual offense, Collins faces a minimum sentence of 10 years.

The indictment includes notice of the government’s intent to seek Collins’ forfeiture of a variety of computers and hard drives.

Craven released Collins on a $10,000 unsecured appearance bond. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jonathan Hornok is representing the government.

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