San Jose man sentenced in child pornography case

SAN JOSE – A 32-year-old San Jose man was sentenced to 10 years in prison for possession of child pornography on Monday, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

James Gould Jr. pleaded guilty to the charge in February, the department said in a news release.

According to the plea agreement, Gould admitted that on June 15, 2019, while on supervised release for a prior child pornography conviction, a probation officer found child pornography on Gould’s mobile phone during a random probation search.

The department said a subsequent search of Gould’s bedroom turned up 26 electronic devices capable of accessing the internet, or processing or storing data, which he was prohibited from possessing as part of his supervised release conditions. One of the devices contained 556 images and 169 videos of child pornography.

“The images and videos depicted infants and toddlers engaged in sexually explicit conduct, including sadistic or masochistic conduct and sexual abuse or exploitation of an infant or toddler,” the department said.

In addition to the prison term, U.S. District Court Judge Edward J. Davila ordered Gould to pay $12,000 in restitution and sentenced him to eight years of supervised release.

Gould has been in custody since his initial appearance on the supervised release violation on June 27, 2019.

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Author: Jason Green