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JUNE 20, 2007
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PREVIOUSLY REGISTERED SEX OFFENDER SENTENCED TO 15 YEARS IN PRISON ON CHILD PORNOGRAPHY CHARGES
Greenbelt, Maryland - U.S. District Judge Roger W. Titus sentenced Richard Patrick Jackman, age 40, of Waldorf, Maryland, today to 15 years in prison followed by 25 years of supervised release for transporting child pornography by computer, announced United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein. At the time of the offense, Jackman was already registered as a sex offender with the Charles County sex offender registry, having been previously convicted of possession of child pornography.
United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein stated, "Mr. Jackman was unwilling to obey the law even after his first conviction for child pornography. This sentence will guarantee that he does not collect any more pictures of children being sexually abused."
According to the statement of facts presented at Jackman’s guilty plea, on January 10, 2007, a video that contained sexually explicit footage of a prepubescent boy was transmitted via the internet to an undercover agent in the Buffalo, New York Innocent Images Task Force from the IP address associated with “luvsmooth,” one of the screen names used by Richard Jackman. A later search of Jackman’s residence recovered more than 600 images of child pornography from Jackman’s computer.
This case is being brought as part of Project Safe Childhood. In February 2006, Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales launched Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative designed to protect children from online exploitation and abuse. Led by the United States Attorneys’ Offices, 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 identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov/.
United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein praised the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Charles County Sheriff’s Office for their investigative work. Mr. Rosenstein thanked Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Daniel J. Fortune, who is prosecuting the case.