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Case Number: 4:20-cr-00021-Y
Judge: Terry R. Means
Court: United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas (Tarrant Count)
Plaintiff's Attorney: United States District Attorney’s Office, Fort Worth, Texas
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Description: Fort Worth, Texas sexual exploitation of a child charge criminal defense lawyer represented Chester Devin Leban, age 34.
In July 2018, the Fort Worth Police Department was dispatched to a domestic disturbance call where officers met with Defendnt's estranged wife. She notified law enforcement of the presence of child pornography on Mr. Leban’s cell phone.
When questioned by detectives, Mr. Leban admitted to using his cell phone to record a sexually explicit encounter between an adult female, Emily Conner, and a 5-month-old infant.
Ms. Conner pleaded guilty in January and was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison in connection with this case. Following their sentences, both defendants are ordered to serve a lifetime of supervised release.
The Fort Worth Police Department conducted the investigation with the assistance of the U.S. Secret Service. This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney A. Saleem.
This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a Justice Department initiative designed to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse nationwide. The initiative organizes federal, state, and local resources to better locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims.
Outcome: NOTICE OF APPEAL to the Fifth Circuit as to 72 Judgment, by Chester Devin Leban. T.O. form to appellant electronically at Transcript Order Form or US Mail as appropriate. Copy of NOA to be sent US Mail to parties not electronically noticed. IMPORTANT ACTION REQUIRED: Provide an electronic copy of any exhibit you offered during a hearing or trial that was admitted into evidence to the clerk of the district court within 14 days of the date of this notice. Copies must be transmitted as PDF attachments through ECF by all ECF Users or delivered to the clerk on a CD by all non-ECF Users. See detailed instructions here. (Exception: This requirement does not apply to a Defendant proceeding pro se.) Please note that if original exhibits are in your possession, you must maintain them through final disposition of the case. (Davis, Leigh) (Entered: 10/13/2020)