Former U.S. Army Reservist Sentenced For Production Of Child Pornography
Christopher Mailloux, 25, of Reading, PA, was sentenced today to 15 years’ imprisonment, following his guilty plea to two counts of production of child pornography and two counts of possession of child pornography, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger. The Honorable Lawrence F. Stengel also sentenced the defendant to 15 years’ supervised release, restitution in the amount of $5062, and a $400 special assessment.
According to court papers, Mailloux, who served in the U.S. Army Reserves in Afghanistan, was apprehended in the course of an investigation of his roommate, Danny Ray Evans, Jr., for the online harassment of minors. Mailloux’s computer contained thousands of images of child pornography depicting infants and toddlers, and he manufactured images of an infant and toddler who were being babysat in his residence by a female housemate.
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 (CEOS), 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 case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Berks County Detectives, with assistance from the Berks County District Attorney's Office, and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Michelle L. Morgan.