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Lewisville Man Guilty Of Sex Offenses

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January 5, 2012

Faces Up To Life In Prison

Greensboro, N.C. – A Lewisville man pleaded guilty to production of child pornography and online enticement today, announced United States Attorney Ripley Rand.

Corey Thomas Gallisdorfer, 20, of Lewisville, North Carolina, entered a plea of guilty to one count of production of child pornography, an offense punishable by 15 to 30 years in prison, and one count of online enticement, an offense punishable by 10 years to life in prison.

Gallisdorfer pleaded guilty to the charges, which allege that during late 2010 and early 2011 he used computers located in Chapel Hill and Lewisville and several aliases in fabricating the online persona of a minor female. The Indictment further alleges that Gallisdorfer used the female persona to induce minors located in North Carolina and Georgia to produce visual depictions of sexually explicit conduct. Gallisdorfer will be sentenced on April 26, 2012, before United States District Judge William L. Osteen, Jr.

The case originated in Atlanta, Georgia, and was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Georgia and North Carolina. Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert C. McBurney of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Georgia was also involved in the investigation. The case is being prosecuted locally by Assistant United States Attorney Anand P. Ramaswamy.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. 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.

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