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Predator Sentenced to 170 Years for Possession of Child Sexual Abuse Material

by Pleasant View

Timothy Burton McGee

Maricopa County Attorney Rachel Mitchell recently announced the sentencing of Timothy Burton McGee to 170 years for possession and distribution of child sexual abuse material.

In 2019 and 2020, the Phoenix Police Department received multiple CyberTips from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children about a user that was downloading child sexual abuse material (CSAM).

Two Dropbox accounts listed under an IP address linked to the defendant’s residence had over 633 CSAM files. Many of the files contained horrific images of the sexual abuse and rape of very young children, including infants and toddlers. Each Dropbox account showed multiple logins between January 2019 and March 2020 from the defendant’s home, church, and work. On June 9, 2020, while executing a search warrant of the defendant’s residence, detectives also found the defendant’s laptop which contained an additional 1,182 CSAM files.

On January 11 of this year, McGee was found guilty of ten counts of sexual exploitation of a minor, a Class Two Dangerous Felony. On March 1, he was sentenced to 17 years in prison for each count to be served consecutively.

“While we don’t know any of the victims in this case, we do know the trauma and harm each of them carries is immeasurable,” said County Attorney Rachel Mitchell. “These crimes take place in the shadows, but it is up to us to shine a light and make sure these predators are held accountable. It is my prayer that these victims know someone is on their side fighting for them.”

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“This sentence is appropriate given the defendant’s lack of remorse for his actions,” shared County Attorney Rachel Mitchell. “I commend the work of our prosecutors and the Phoenix Police Department in ensuring this defendant is no longer a threat to our children and community.”

To report CSAM or child sexual exploitation contact your local law enforcement agency and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at CyberTipline.org

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