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Dickinson Resident Sentenced for Distribution of Child Pornography

   
April 4, 2012

HOUSTON – Larry James Kramer, 38, has been sentenced to 151 months in federal prison for distribution of child pornography, United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson announced today. Kramer pleaded guilty Jan. 13, 2012. Kramer is required to register as a sex offender.

U.S. District Judge Keith Ellison, who handed down the sentence today, further ordered he spend the rest of his life on supervised release following completion of that prison term.

The investigation began in October 2008, when Kramer was discovered by undercover agents trading child pornography on a publicly accessible website. Images posted by Kramer contained young females posed in a lewd and lascivious manner. Additionally, in a chat discovered by law enforcement, Kramer discussed his love of 14-year-old females and what he referred to as “jailbait.”

In January 2010, Immigration and Customs Enforcement – Homeland Security Investigations (ICE-HSI) executed a federal search warrant at Kramer’s residence, at which time Kramer  admitted to trading child pornography images with someone approximately one month prior. Kramer indicated there would be child pornography images on his computer and on DVDs next to his computer.

Approximately 5188 images of child pornography and 143 videos containing child pornography were recovered, the majority of which exceeded five minutes in length. The images and videos involved pre-pubescent minors and sadistic acts including bondage, oral sex, images with adults present, masturbation and instances of lascivious displays of genitals.

Kramer was allowed to remain on bond and voluntarily surrender to a U.S. Bureau of Prisons facility to be determined in the near future.

This case, prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) Sherri Zack and former Special AUSA Demitrius Bivens, 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 the United States Attorneys' Offices and the Criminal Division's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who sexually exploit children, and to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.usdoj.gov/psc.  For more information about internet safety education, please visit www.usdoj.gov/psc and click on the tab "resources."

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