A 39-year-old Tyler man has been sentenced to federal prison for child pornography violations.
Mark Anthony Hicks pleaded guilty on June 4, 2013 to possession of child pornography and was sentenced to 24 months in federal prison Wednesday by U.S. District Judge Leonard E. Davis.
According to information presented in court, on February 28, 2013, federal and local law enforcement agents executed a search warrant at Hicks’ residence in Tyler.  A computer hard drive was seized during the search and found to contain more than 100 images and nearly 30 videos of child pornography.  Hicks was indicted by a federal grand jury in March and charged with child pornography violations.
This case was investigated by United States Secret Service and the Longview Police Department and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney L. Frank Coan, Jr.