John Charles Fox – Repeat Sex Offender Gets 10 years in prison

A military contractor convicted of having child pornography while working in Iraq was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison on Thursday in U.S. District Court in El Paso.

John Charles Fox, 52, an aircraft repairman from El Paso, pleaded guilty June 30 to charges of failing to register as a sex offender and possession of child pornography, officials with the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.

U.S. District Judge David Briones sentenced Fox to 10 years in prison on the child porn charge and more than eight years in prison for failing to register as a sex offender. The sentences will be served concurrently.

Investigators from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the U.S. Marshals Service determined that Fox had 22 videos and 14 photos of child porn while working at Balad Air Force Base in Iraq, officials said. Fox took several trips to Iraq.

On May 23, 2007, the pornography was discovered on Fox’s laptop computer when he lost the computer at Heathrow Airport in London. Fox was arrested Jan. 22 in Detroit while on a return flight to El Paso from Iraq.

Fox was convicted in Guam in 2002 for a sexual act with a minor.

But he didn’t register with El Paso police as a sex offender as required nor did he let authorities know of his trips to Iraq, officials said.

“25% of all sex offenders re-offend within 15 years”
………Sarah Tofte

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