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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, December 13, 2022

Colorado Man Sentenced to 8-Year Prison Term For Distributing Child Pornography

Defendant Distributed Multiple Images of Child Pornography and Possessed Over 25,000 Images of Child Pornography

            WASHINGTON –Shaun Marvin, 43, of Colorado, was sentenced today to an 8-year prison term on distribution of child pornography charges, announced U.S. Attorney Matthew M. Graves, Robert J. Contee III, Chief of the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) and Wayne A. Jacobs, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Washington Field Office’s Criminal Division.

            Marvin pled guilty on Dec. 9, 2021, in the U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia to one count of distribution of child pornography.

            He was sentenced today by the Honorable Timothy J. Kelly. Following completion of his prison term, he will be placed on 10 years of supervised release.

             According to the government’s evidence, the defendant joined a chat group dedicated to trading child pornography. Marvin distributed multiple images depicting the sexual abuse of children to members of that group. After law enforcement agents seized Marvin’s digital devices, they discovered over 25,000 images of child pornography on his devices, including images depicting the rape and torture of infants and toddlers.

            This case was investigated by the FBI Washington Field Office’s Child Exploitation and Human Trafficking Task Force. The task force is composed of FBI agents, along with other federal agents and detectives from northern Virginia and the District of Columbia. The task force is charged with investigating and bringing federal charges against individuals engaged in the exploitation of children and those engaged in human trafficking.

            This case was brought as part of the Department of Justice's Project Safe Childhood initiative. In February 2006, the Attorney General created Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative designed to protect children from online exploitation and abuse. Led by the U.S. Attorney's Offices, 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 identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov.

            In announcing the sentence, U.S. Attorney Graves commended the work of those who investigated the case from the FBI’s Child Exploitation and Human Trafficking Task Force. He also thanked the FBI's Denver Field Office - Colorado Springs RA. He acknowledged the efforts of those who worked on the case from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, including Paralegal Specialist Alexis Spencer-Anderson, and Victim/Witness Advocate Yvonne Bryant. 

            Finally, he commended the work of Assistant U.S. Attorney Janani Iyengar, who investigated and prosecuted the case.

 

Topic(s): 
Project Safe Childhood
Press Release Number: 
22-452
Updated December 14, 2022