Sacramento, California - Cameron Fox, 35, of Rocklin, pleaded guilty Thursday to distributing child pornography, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced.

According to court documents, Fox met a minor victim online for sexual purposes and after meeting her in person, he sent her child pornography.

This case is the product of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Marin County Sherriff’s Office. Assistant U.S. Attorney Rosanne Rust is prosecuting the case.

Fox is scheduled to be sentenced by U.S. District Judge Morrison C. England Jr. on August 1. Fox faces a maximum statutory penalty of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. The actual sentence, however, will be determined at the discretion of the court after consideration of any applicable statutory factors and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, which take into account a number of variables.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by the United States Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to locate, apprehend, and prosecute those who sexually exploit children, and to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit Click on the “resources” tab for information about internet safety education.