facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Counselor sentenced for child porn

March 1, 2012 at 4:20 PM   |   Comments

OAKLAND, Calif., March 1 (UPI) -- A California youth counselor has been sentenced to 29 years in prison for producing child pornography, the U.S. Justice Department said.

A federal court in Oakland Wednesday also ordered Thomas Perez Jewell, 54, to pay $234,000 in restitution.

Court documents said after Jewell was first suspected of distributing and possessing child pornography, a search of his Pleasant Hill apartment revealed evidence Jewell had sexually molested two minors and videotaped the abuse.

The department said a hard drive was hidden under the mattress with thousands of images of his victims.

Before his arrest, Jewell was employed as a youth counselor and therapist in Contra Costa, Calif.

© 2012 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Rutgers sophomore Caitlyn Kovacs dead after visit to Delta Kappa Epsilon frat house Rutgers sophomore Caitlyn Kovacs dead after visit to Delta Kappa Epsilon frat house
2
Bill Clinton hints he expects to be grandfather by first of October Bill Clinton hints he expects to be grandfather by first of October
3
Man who raped pit bull puppy sentenced to five years in prison Man who raped pit bull puppy sentenced to five years in prison
4
Cop-killer suspect Eric Frein possibly spotted, in standoff Cop-killer suspect Eric Frein possibly spotted, in standoff
5
School accused of using girl as rape bait; girl gets attacked School accused of using girl as rape bait; girl gets attacked
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback