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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Arizona

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, February 13, 2017

Tucson Woman Sentenced to 63 Months for Mailing Child Pornography to Imprisoned Husband Who Was Awaiting Trial On Separate Child Pornography Charges

 

 

     TUCSON, Ariz. – Today, Breana VanDyck, 28, of Tucson, Ariz., was sentenced by U.S. Chief District Judge Raner C. Collins to 63 months in prison. Following a jury trial in September, VanDyck was found guilty of mailing child pornography. VanDyck’s term of imprisonment will be followed by lifetime supervised release, with stringent sex offender conditions, including the condition that she register as a sex offender.

 

     VanDyck, using the U.S. Postal Service, printed and mailed child pornography to her husband at the Central Arizona Detention Center (CADC). At the time, her husband was in custody at CADC awaiting trial on charges involving the possession and production of child pornography.

     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, 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.

 

     The investigation in this case was conducted by the Tucson Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Tucson. The prosecution was handled by Carmen F. Corbin and Erica L. Seger, District of Arizona, Tucson.

 

CASE NUMBER: CR-15-1388-TUC-RCC

RELEASE NUMBER: 2017-013_VanDyck

 

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CR-15-1388-TUC-RCC / 2017-013_VanDyck
Topic: 
Project Safe Childhood
Updated February 13, 2017