Comic creator Tim Yates Pleads Guilty to Child Porn Distribution

Comic artist Timothy Yates has plead guilty to distributing child porn. Yates was arrested in April and officers found “thousands of images and videos of child sexual abuse.”

Yates studied at the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art and was the creator of Anne Bonnie which was published through Blue Juice Comics. That comic and his bio have been removed from the publisher’s site but his name remains on comics where he is credited as the colorist. The comics are still listed on digital comic services as of this post.

Yates was charged with one count child pornography. On several occasions, undercover officers accessed a peer-to-peer network and came across an IP address sharing images and videos. That IP address was tied to Yates. Yates was arrested on April 4.

Yates faces a minimum of five years in prison and a maximum sentence of 20 years and a $250,000 fine. He’ll be sentenced January 14, 2019.

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