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26-year-old found with over 25,000 child porn images and videos

Posted: 3:32 PM, May 16, 2018
Updated: 2018-05-16 16:32:35-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas –  A Corpus Christi man was sentenced to prison today for possession of child pornography.  Nicolas Hamm received a sentence of 9 years in prison.  The 26-year-old was also order to serve 10 years on supervised release and register as a sex offender after he completes his prison sentence.  

Hamm was linked to a sex trafficking investigation in Oklahoma in January 2017.  Authorities looked through the cell phone of a person who was messaging with Hamm under the name "jax1821."  Authorities say the communications involved the sexual exploitation of children.

In December 2017, law enforcement executed a search warrant at Hamm’s residence and seized several digital devices which led to the discovery of more than 22,000 images and 3,600 videos of child pornography. Many of the videos  portrayed prepubescent females involved in sexually explicit conduct with adult males. 

Hamm pleaded guilty in February 2018 and at the hearing, the court heard evidence that Hamm admitted to sexually assaulting a four-year-old family member when he was a juvenile.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations conducted the investigation with the assistance of the Corpus Christi Police Department’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.