United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner
Eastern District of California
Manteca Man Sentenced for Downloading Child Pornography
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Docket #: 2:11-CR-00535 KJM
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Terry Alan Snider, 66, of Manteca, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Kimberly J. Mueller to five years in prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release, for receiving child pornography, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced. Snider will also be required to register as a sex offender under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA).
This case was the product of an investigation by the Sacramento Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, a federally and state-funded task force managed by the Sacramento Sheriff’s Department with agents from federal, state, and local agencies. The Sacramento ICAC investigates online child exploitation crimes, including child pornography, enticement, and sex trafficking. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kyle Reardon prosecuted the case.
According to court documents, in August and September 2011, law enforcement in Sacramento observed Snider’s computer offering files of child pornography through an Internet file-sharing service. On August 26, 2011, law enforcement downloaded child pornography from the defendant. When law enforcement searched his residence in French Camp, they found approximately 350 video files and 190 image files of child pornography downloaded to his computer. Among the files the defendant possessed were videos showing the sexual molestation of toddler-aged and prepubescent boys and girls.
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 www.usdoj.gov/psc. Click on the “resources” tab for information about Internet safety.