ABILENE, Texas -

A 29-year-old Abilene man pleaded guilty Friday to one count of possession of child pornography, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced in a news release.

Justin Turcheck now faces up to 10 years in federal prison and a $250,000 after U.S. District Judge Sam R. Cummings ordered a presentence investigation report. Turcheck will be sentenced after the report is completed.   

According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Turcheck admitted he possessed an external hard drive – in mid-June 2012 – that contained numerous images of child pornography.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the Abilene Police Department, and the Air Force Office of Special Investigations investigated the case.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Steven M. Sucsy of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Lubbock is in charge of the prosecution.