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Upper Marlboro Man Sentenced to over 8 Years for Receiving Child Pornography

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 20, 2008

Greenbelt, Maryland – U.S. District Judge Deborah K. Chasanow sentenced Gary Jorandby, age 57, of Upper Marlboro, Maryland, today to 97 months in prison, followed by lifetime supervised release for receiving child pornography through the Internet, announced U.S. Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein for the District of Maryland and Acting Assistant Attorney General Matthew Friedrich of the Department of Justice Criminal Division. Judge Chasanow also ordered that Jorandby have no unsupervised access to children and no internet access without the prior approval of the U.S. Probation Office.

Jorandby was indicted on Dec. 12, 2007, for child pornography offensesand pleaded guilty on July 11, 2008. According to his plea agreement, Jorandby was interviewed by investigators in September 2006 and gave consent to search his personal computer and detachable thumb drive. Investigators reviewed these items and found images of child pornography, some of which documented the sexual abuse of infants and toddlers. Subsequently, a warrant to search Jorandby's residence was obtained and agents found evidence that Jorandby had taken 276 Polaroid photographs of a naked prepubescent female, including at least one image where the child’s hands are tied to a bed.

In his plea agreement, Jorandby admitted that he began illegally photographing the child when she was approximately four years old, and that he continued to do so throughout the 1990s. Jorandby further admitted that he used a computer, later seized from his home, to download child pornography from the Internet and save the images to CDs. A forensic examination of the seized computer and media revealed more than 600 images of child pornography depicting pre-pubescent children engaged in sexual acts.

This case was brought as part of 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. Details about Maryland’s program are available at http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/md/Safe-Childhood/index.html.

United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein and Acting Assistant Attorney General Matthew Friedrich praised the Federal Bureau of Investigation for its investigative work. Mr. Rosenstein thanked Assistant U.S. Attorney Michele Sartori and Trial Attorney LisaMarie Freitas of the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, who prosecuted the case.

 

 

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