What a tangled nasty web. My heart goes out to the victim. May she achieve some closure and healing. How I wish there wasn't a statutory limit on this man's sentence. The victim is serving a life sentence, sadly.
Midland man sentenced on child porn charges
December 9, 2011
U.S. District Attorney's Office
United States Attorney Robert Pitman announced that 49-year-old Timothy McKeithan
, of Midland, Texas, was sentenced to the maximum ten years in federal prison on child pornography charges. McKeithan appeared before United States District Judge Robert Junell today for sentencing.
According to court documents, law enforcement first became aware of McKeithan when he was living in Houston and accessing a website known for trafficking in child pornography. McKeithan accessed the site under the alias “makingherwhine
.” In some of his posts, McKeithan claimed to have been raping his own daughter for the past 19 years, since she was a small child
. In early 2011, McKeithan moved to Midland where law enforcement, on June 28, 2011, executed a search warrant on his apartment and located dozens of images of child pornography.
On September 21, 2011, McKeithan pled guilty to possession of child pornography. As part of that plea, McKeithan admitted that approximately 54 images of the child pornography found in his possession were of a female child known to McKeithan. Further investigation led to federal charges being filed against Christopher Thomas Davis
. On September 23, 2011, the 32-year-old White County Georgia Sheriff’s deputy, was indicted in the Northern District of Georgia on charges of production of child pornography.
After McKeithan’s arrest in Midland, McKeithan’s adult daughter notified law enforcement in her home state of Georgia that McKeithan had sexually abused her since childhood. On December 2, 2011, the District Attorney’s Office in Lumpkin County, Georgia, obtained an indictment against McKeithan for 15 counts of sex crimes involving his daughter, including rape, incest, aggravated sodomy, and aggravated sexual battery.
At sentencing today, Judge Junell found that at least two of the images were sadistic and masochistic, thereby resulting in an increase in punishment. In addition, the judge found that due to McKeithan’s pattern of similar sexual activity with his own daughter, an additional increase in punishment was warranted. Ultimately, Judge Junell sentenced McKeithan to the statutory maximum of ten years imprisonment, to be followed by a lifetime term of supervised release
. Judge Junell declared at sentencing that he would have imposed a higher sentence if not for the statutory limit of ten years.
This case was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement--Homeland Security Investigations. Assistant United States Attorney Austin M. Berry prosecuted this case on behalf of the United States."