Previously Convicted Sex Offender Sentenced To Over Ten Years In Prison For Possessing Over 600 Images Of Child Pornography While On Probation
DETROIT - A previously convicted sex offender was sentenced to over ten years in federal prison for possessing over 600 images of child pornography while on probation, announced United States Attorney Dawn N. Ison.
Ison was joined in the announcement by James A. Tarasca, Special Agent in Charge of the Detroit Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Andrew Gregory, 36, of Madison Heights, Michigan, was sentenced by United States District Judge Stephen J. Murphy, III. At the time the FBI caught Gregory for his current crime, he was already serving a sentence of five years of probation from the Oakland County Circuit Court based on a prior conviction for distributing child sexually abusive materials.
In this case, an undercover employee from the Winnebago County, Wisconsin Sheriff’s Department discovered that Gregory was sending images of child pornography through the Kik instant messaging app. The images Gregory distributed included sexually abusive and explicit images of prepubescent children. Based on the discovery of the images Gregory sent on Kik, FBI agents then executed a search warrant at his home where they discovered that Gregory’s iPhone contained videos of sadistic and masochistic abuse of young children.
“Child pornography permanently records the victim’s abuse, and it leaves an indelible mark on victims. Repeat sex offenders deserve severe punishment for harming the most vulnerable in our society,” U.S. Attorney Ison stated.
This case was investigated by the Southeast Michigan Trafficking and Exploitation Crimes Task Force of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Rosemary Wummel Gardey.