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Hampton Man Sentenced to 27 Years for Production of Child Pornography

June 22, 2012

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – Ryan Patric Chiles, 23, of Hampton, Va., was sentenced today to 324 months in prison, followed by a lifetime of supervised release, for production of child pornography. 

Neil H. MacBride, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, along with John P. Torres, Special Agent in Charge for ICE Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) in Washington, D.C., made the announcement after sentencing by United States District Judge Arenda Wright Allen.  Chiles plead guilty on February 29, 2012.

            Chiles was indicted in September 13, 2011 by a federal grand jury on distribution of child pornography charges.  A superseding indictment was returned adding additional charges of production of child pornography on November 9, 2011. 

            According to a statement of facts filed with his plea agreement, Chiles admitted to filming two neighborhood boys, ages 12-13, committing a sex act at his direction. He also molested one of the boys. A search of his computer revealed over 200,000 images of child pornography and over 360 videos of child pornography.  

            This case was investigated by DHS, ICE Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).  Assistant United States Attorney Lisa R. McKeel is prosecuting the case on behalf of the United States.

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 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  For more information about internet safety education, please visit and click on the tab “resources.”

            A copy of this press release may be found on the website of the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Virginia at  Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia at or on


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