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United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner
Eastern District of California

Previously Convicted Sex Offender Pleaded Guilty to Receiving Child Pornography

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
 

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Docket #: 2:10-CR-338 JAM and 2:13-cr-99 JAM

 

 

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Travis Marshall Grey, 29, of Citrus Heights, pleaded guilty today to receiving child pornography and to various violations of the conditions of his supervised release, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced.

According to court documents, between January 25, 2013, and January 29, 2013, Grey received images of child pornography through the Internet. In addition, Grey, who was on supervised release for failing to register as a sex offender, again failed to register as a sex offender when he moved in December 2012 without his probation officer’s approval in violation of his conditions of release. During this time, he also had unsupervised contact with minors, which was another violation of the conditions of his release.

This case is the product of an investigation by the Sacramento Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force. ICAC is 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 United States Attorney Lee S. Bickley is prosecuting the case.

Grey is scheduled to be sentenced on December 17, 2013. For receipt of child pornography, he faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison, a $250,000 fine, and a lifetime of supervised release. For the violations of the conditions of his supervised release, he faces a term of no less than five years in prison. 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 www.usdoj.gov/psc. Click on the “resources” tab for information about Internet safety education.

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