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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of California

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Defendant Sentenced To 15 Years For Distribution Of Child Pornography

OAKLAND – Clyde Craig was sentenced yesterday to 15 years in prison for distribution of child pornography, United States Attorney Melinda Haag announced.

Craig pleaded guilty on January 7, 2013, to distribution of child pornography. According to the plea agreement, Craig admitted to distributing over the Internet images and videos of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct with another person. Craig, 56, of San Ramon, was indicted by a federal grand jury on July 12, 2012.

The sentence was handed down by U.S. District Court Judge Saundra Brown Armstrong following a guilty plea on Count One of the Indictment in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 2252(a)(2). Judge Armstrong also sentenced the defendant to a ten year period of supervised release and ordered him to register as a sex offender and to participate in a sex offender treatment program.

Rodney C. Villazor is the Assistant U.S. Attorney who is prosecuting the case. The prosecution is the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.