MADISON MAN FACES AT LEAST FIFTEEN YEARS IN FEDERAL PRISON
A Madison man pled guilty in federal district court in East St. Louis on September 23, 2011, to an Indictment charging him with Production of Child Pornography, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today. Raymond G. Glasper, 42, of Madison, IL, faces a term of imprisonment of not less than fifteen (15) years but not more than thirty (30) years, a fine up to $250,000, and a term of supervised release of five (5) years to life. Sentencing is scheduled for January 9, 2012. Glasper has been held without bond since his arraignment on April 12, 2011.
As revealed in Court, the violation took place between on or about May, 2008, through on or about October, 2008, when Glasper filmed a minor female, D.F., who is related to him, engaged in sexually explicit behavior while standing nude in a bathtub. D.F. was 8 years old at the time. The video was discovered when Glasper’s vehicle was stopped for having a cracked front windshield. The officer who conducted the traffic stop learned that Glasper also had a suspended driver’s license, so he was arrested. As a result of the arrest, officers began an inventory search of Glasper’s vehicle prior to it being towed. Officers recovered, among other things, a SD micro media card, from the center console. The video was discovered when a forensic preview was conducted of the SD micro media card. During the video, Glasper can be heard directing D.F. to do certain things, including turning different times to show both her nude pubic area and her buttocks. In two voluntary, videotaped statements, Glasper admitted recording D.F. engaged in sexually explicit conduct when D.F. was a minor.
This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice. Led by 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 better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov.
The case was investigated by the Edwardsville, Illinois, Police Department and the United States Secret Service Southern Illinois Cyber Crimes Workgroup. The case is assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Angela Scott.