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United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner
Eastern District of California

Previously Convicted Sex Offender Sentenced for Receipt Of Child Pornography to over 13 Years in Prison

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, December 16, 2013
 

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

 

 

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Travis Marshall Grey, 30, of Citrus Heights, was sentenced today by United States Judge John A. Mendez to 13 years and four months in prison for receipt of child pornography and for various violations of the conditions of his supervised release, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced. Grey is in custody.

According to court documents, in 2007, Grey had been convicted for receipt and possession of child pornography and had been ordered to register as a sex offender. In August 12, 2010, Grey was indicted in federal court for failure to register as a sex offender in Yolo County while he was residing in Woodland. He was sentenced to 10 months in prison for failure to register and ordered to serve 10 years of supervised release and to register as a sex offender.

After serving his sentence, Grey was released from prison on January 20, 2012. A year later, it was discovered that Grey had not updated his registration when he moved in December 2012 without his probation officer’s approval in violation of his conditions of release. In addition, between January 25, 2013, and January 29, 2013, Grey received images of child pornography through the Internet. During this time, he also had unsupervised contact with minors, which was another violation of the conditions of his release.

This case was investigated 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 United States Attorney Lee S. Bickley prosecuted the case.

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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