FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
TUESDAY - January 13, 2008
RALEIGH MAN SENTENCED IN CHILD PORNOGRAPHY CASE
RALEIGH - United States Attorney George E.B. Holding announced that in federal court here today United States District Judge James C. Dever, III, sentenced JARED NIKOLAS REMINSKY, 24, of Raleigh, North Carolina, to 210 months’ imprisonment followed by a lifetime of supervised release.
A two-count Criminal Information was filed on January 25, 2008 charging transmission of child pornography and transportation of obscene matters over the Internet. On February 25, 2008, REMINSKY pled guilty to the charges.
In August, 2007, the Raleigh Police Department received a phone call from a detective in the Tulare County, California Sheriff’s Department indicating that someone living in Raleigh had sent numerous images of child pornography to the detective, who was acting in an undercover capacity. The images included prepubescent children engaged in sexual conduct with adults and with other children. Coincidentally, on August 13, 2007, the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation also contacted the Raleigh Police Department about a Cybertip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children they had received in January, 2007, which suggested that REMINSKY had uploaded child pornography from a Yahoo! Website.
Acting on this information, the Raleigh Police Department executed a search warrant on REMINSKY’s residence on August 17, 2007. REMINSKY was present for the search and confessed to downloading and transmitting child pornography over the Internet. Forensic analysis of his computer and related media revealed approximately 1,392 images and 19 videos containing child pornography. The images depict real children as young as infants engaged in sexually explicit conduct.
Mr. Holding commented, “Trafficking in child pornography over the Internet is a serious crime that endangers the most vulnerable people in our community.”
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.
Assistant United States Attorney Jay Exum served as prosecutor for the government.
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