Baltimore Attorney Sentenced for Possession Of Child Pornography
Baltimore, Maryland - U.S. District Judge Richard D. Bennett sentenced attorney Patrick Joseph Redd, age 33, of Baltimore, today to two years in prison, followed by 13 months of home detention as part of 10 years of supervised release, for possession of child pornography. Judge Bennett ordered that upon his release from prison, Redd must register as a sex offender in the place where he resides, where he is an employee, and where he is a student, under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA).
The sentence was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Special Agent in Charge Richard A. McFeely of the Federal Bureau of Investigation; and Colonel Marcus L. Brown, Superintendent of the Maryland State Police.
According to the plea agreement, the FBI searched Redd’s residence in Baltimore and seized his computer. A subsequent forensic examination of the computer recovered 11 images documenting the sexual abuse of children, including images depicting children younger than 12 years old. Redd used commonly used search terms to locate and download child pornography from the internet.
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. Details about Maryland’s program are available at www.justice.gov/usao/md/Safe-Childhood/index.html.
United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein commended the FBI and the Maryland State Police for their work in the investigation. Mr. Rosenstein thanked Assistant U.S. Attorneys Paul E. Budlow and Bonnie S. Greenberg, who prosecuted the case.