Western Maryland Man Pleads Guilty to Receipt of Child Pornography
Baltimore, Maryland - Gregory Lynn Lively, age 23, of Point of Rocks, Maryland, pleaded guilty today to receipt of child pornography, announced United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein.
According to his guilty plea, in 2007 information was received that Lively had ordered a video of child pornography via an undercover website. On May 3, 2007, U.S. Postal Inspectors and U.S. Immigration Customs Enforcement agents delivered the video ordered by Lively and executed the federal search warrant at Lively’s residence.
A forensic search of the computer seized from Lively’s residence found approximately 1,300 images of child pornography, including images of prepubescent minors and sadistic and masochistic child pornography images. Lively also traded child pornography with other people on the internet, giving them child pornography in expectation of receiving additional child pornography. According to his plea agreement Lively admitted that he distributed, received and possessed over 600 images of known child pornography.
Lively faces a minimum mandatory sentence of five years, and a maximum of 20 years in prison, followed by supervised release for life. U.S. District Judge J. Frederick Motz has scheduled sentencing for August 7, 2008 at 9:00 a.m. As a result of his guilty plea, Lively will be required to register as a sex offender in the place where he resides, where he is an employee, and where he is a student, pursuant to the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA), and the laws of the state of his residence.
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 praised the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for their investigative work. Mr. Rosenstein thanked Assistant U.S. Attorney Bonnie S. Greenberg, who is prosecuting the case.