Bradenton Woman Indicted For Production And Transportation Of Child Pornography
July 17, 2014
Tampa, Florida – United States Attorney A. Lee Bentley, III announces the return by a grand jury of an indictment charging Renee Gregg (35, Bradenton) with production and transportation of child pornography. If convicted, Gregg faces a mandatory minimum penalty of 15 years, up to 30 years in federal prison for the production charge. For the transportation charge, she faces a mandatory minimum of 5 years, up to 20 years’ imprisonment.
According to the indictment and criminal complaint, in August 2011, Gregg produced an image in which she sexually abused a female toddler. She then sent this image via text messaging to an individual in Queens, New York. Gregg and this individual also discussed having sexual contact with children.
An indictment is merely a formal charge that a defendant has committed a violation of the federal criminal laws, and every defendant is presumed innocent unless, and until, proven guilty.
This case was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the New York Police Department. It will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jennifer L. Peresie.
It is another case 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 (CEOS), Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who sexually exploit children, and to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov.