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Federal Jury Convicts Knoxville Man Of Child Exploitation Offenses

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Tennessee

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. On July 28, following a four-day trial in United States District Court, in Knoxville, Tenn., a jury convicted Glenn Fred Glatz, 67, of Knoxville, Tennessee, of four counts of Production of Child Pornography, three counts of Transferring Obscene Material, one count of Receipt of Child Pornography, and one count of Possession of Child Pornography.

Sentencing is set for December 5, 2023, at 11:00 a.m., before the Honorable Thomas A. Varlan, in United States District Court in Knoxville, Tennessee. Glatz faces a sentence of life in prison and other penalties.

The evidence presented at trial showed that Glatz used the social media website, Deviant Art, to entice two young girls aged 13 and 14 into sending him lascivious images and videos of themselves over the internet.  Glatz responded by sending images of his penis and videos of him engaged in sexual activity to the girls. Glatz saved the images and videos of his victims on his cellular phone.  Forensic examination of his phone revealed other child pornography images of similarly aged female children.

U.S. Attorney Francis M. Hamilton, III, of the Eastern District of Tennessee and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Special Agent in Charge Joe Carrico, made the announcement. 

This case is the result of an investigation conducted by the FBI. 

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Jennifer Kolman and Suzanne Sullivan represented the United States at trial.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood (PSC), 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 U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, PSC 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 PSC, please visit



Rachelle Barnes
Public Information Officer
(865) 545-4167

Updated August 3, 2023

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