Madison Man Sentenced for Child Pornography Charge
Raymond G. Glasper, 43, of Madison, Illinois, was sentenced in federal district court on March 5, 2012, to 240 months’ imprisonment for Production of Child Pornography, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today. Glasper was also ordered to serve 5 years’ supervised release, fined $1,000, and ordered to pay a $100 special assessment. Glasper pled guilty to the Indictment on September 23, 2011.
“This is a well-deserved sentence for anyone who would prey upon a child as Mr. Glasper did. The psychological trauma inflicted by Glasper is beyond belief. I simply hope that this young girl can eventually heal and will be able to overcome the effects of this abuse,” said United States Attorney Wigginton.
Courtroom documents and evidence showed that between May, 2008, through about October, 2008, Glasper filmed a minor female (who is related to Glasper and who would sometimes stay at Glasper’s residence) engaged in sexually explicit behavior while standing nude in a bathtub. This minor was 8 years old at the time. During the video, Glasper can be heard directing the minor to turn certain ways to show both her nude pubic area and her buttocks. Glasper would then zoom in on these areas. In a statement, Glasper admitting recording the child engaged in sexually explicit conduct.
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.
United States Attorney Wigginton praised the Edwardsville, Illinois, Police Department and the United States Secret Service Southern Illinois Cyber Crimes Workgroup, as well as Madison County State’s Attorney Tom Gibbons and his staff for their dedication and cooperation in bringing the case. The prosecution was assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Angela Scott.