FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
AUSA VICKIE E. LEDUC or
MARCIA MURPHY at 410-209-4885
SEPTEMBER 20, 2007
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
U.S. CAPITOL POLICE OFFICER CONVICTED OF
PRODUCING CHILD PORNOGRAPHY
Greenbelt, Maryland - A federal jury convicted Michael Malloy, age 35, of Bryans Road, Maryland today of enticing a minor female to engage in sexually explicit conduct to produce child pornography, announced United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein.
“As this case demonstrates, anyone who takes pornographic photographs or video recordings has an obligation first to determine that the person being photographed is an adult,” said U.S. Attorney Rod Rosenstein.
According to testimony at trial which began on September 18, 2007, on at least two occasions between September and December of 2005, Malloy enticed a female under the age of 16 to engage in sexual intercourse at his residence. On at least one occasion, Malloy used a video camera to produce a videotape of that conduct. A search of his residence on August 1, 2006 revealed a videotape depicting such conduct. Malloy was a sergeant with the U.S. Capitol Police during this time.
Malloy is scheduled to go to trial on November 27, 2007 in the District of Columbia Superior Court for 1st degree sexual assault.
Malloy faces a mandatory minimum penalty of 15 years in prison and a maximum penalty of 30 years in prison followed by supervised release for life. U.S. District Judge Alexander Williams, Jr. ordered Malloy to be detained pending his sentencing, scheduled for December 10, 2007 at 9:30 a.m.
United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein commended the investigative work performed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Police Department. Mr. Rosenstein thanked Assistant U.S. Attorney Michele W. Sartori, who is prosecuting the case.