LAWFUEL – The Legal Newswire – MICHAEL J. GARCIA, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that TIMOTHY ARCHER, a/k/a “MatoorM,” pleaded guilty today to possession of child
pornography and sending adult and child pornography to a child
under the age of 16. According to the Complaint, and the felony
Information to which ARCHER pleaded guilty:
ARCHER, who lives in Ohio, sent emails — using the
screen name “MatoorM” — to an undercover officer of the New York
Police Department (“NYPD”) who was posing as a fourteen-year-old
girl. Through emails and an internet “chat,” ARCHER told the
“girl” how to masturbate, and made multiple attempts to convince
the “girl” to masturbate and tell ARCHER about it. ARCHER also
sent the undercover officer numerous images of pornography,
including child pornography depicting explicit sexual acts
between minors and adults.
On March 21, 2007, ARCHER was arrested in Findlay,
Ohio, on charges contained in a Complaint filed in Manhattan
federal court. ARCHER pleaded guilty before United States
Magistrate Judge ANDREW J. PECK. ARCHER is scheduled to be
sentenced by United States District Judge KENNETH M. KARAS on
October 26, 2007. ARCHER faces a maximum sentence of 20 years’
Mr. GARCIA praised the investigative work of the
Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration and Customs
Enforcement Child Enticement Unit, the New York City Police
Department, and the United States Postal Inspection Service. Mr.
GARCIA also thanked the Bronx District Attorney’s Office for its
cooperation and assistance.
Assistant United States Attorney MICHAEL M. ROSENSAFT
is in charge of the prosecution.