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United States of America v. Travis Timmons
Case Number: 5:21-cr-20252
Judge: JUdith E. Levy
Court: United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan (Wayne County)
Plaintiff's Attorney: United States Attorney’s Office in Detroit
Description: Detroit, Michigan criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with sexual exploitation of children.
Travis Timmons, 33, of Gibraltar, Michigan, was with using his cellular phone to create a video of himself performing a sex act on a child who was less than ten years old. In addition, he also pretended to be a younger male online, engaging in inappropriate conversations with minor females and offering them vape pens in exchange for sexually explicit images and sex acts. When law enforcement attempted to arrest Timmons, he jumped out of his window and fled.
“This offender engaged in hands-on abuse to create sexually explicit images of a young child. This sentence holds him accountable for this serious offense. Our commitment to vigorously work to keep children in our community safe is unwavering.” U.S. Attorney Ison stated.
“We must protect the most vulnerable members of our community – our children – from sexual exploitation,” said James A. Tarasca, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Detroit Field Office. “I would like to thank the Gibraltar Police Department for their partnership during this investigation. No amount of prison or restitution can make these victims whole but lengthy prison sentences, like the one in this case, send a strong message to these offenders that the FBI and our law enforcement partners will use all our available resources to bring them to justice.”
This case was investigated by the Southeast Michigan Trafficking and Exploitation Crimes Task Force of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Gibraltar Police Department, and was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Christopher Rawsthorne.
SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF CHILDREN
Outcome: JUDGMENT as to Travis Timmons. Signed by District Judge Judith E. Levy. (SSch) (Entered: 01/26/2023)
IMPRISONMENT: 204 Months; SUPERVISED RELEASE: 10 Years; ASSESSMENT: 100