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School Bus Driver Pleads Guilty to Producing Child Pornography

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

NORFOLK, Va. – Larry Carl Homan, 71, of Norfolk, pleaded guilty today to charges of production of child pornography.

According to a statement of facts filed with the plea agreement, in May 2015, a concerned parent complained to her daughter’s school that Homan, a school bus driver in Chesapeake, had acted inappropriately towards her daughter.  A review of the surveillance footage from Homan’s school bus resulted in Homan being suspended without pay.  The Chesapeake Police Department (CPD) became involved and executed a search warrant at Homan’s residence in Norfolk.  A number of electronic devices were seized from Homan’s apartment, including a flash drive that was hidden inside a clock on Homan’s wall.  The CPD analyzed the electronic devices and found that Homan had been producing child pornography inside his apartment in Norfolk.  

Homan was indicted by a federal grand jury on Oct. 5, 2015, and faces a mandatory minimum penalty of 15 years in prison and a maximum penalty of 30 years in prison when sentenced on March 21, 2016. The maximum statutory sentence is prescribed by Congress and is provided here for informational purposes, as the sentencing of the defendant will be determined by the court based on the advisory Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

Dana J. Boente, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia; Michael Goldsmith, Chief of Norfolk Police; and Col. K.L. Wright, Chief of Chesapeake Police, made the announcement after the plea was accepted by U.S. Magistrate Judge Lawrence R. Leonard.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Elizabeth M. Yusi is prosecuting the case.

A copy of this press release may be found on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia.  Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia or on PACER by searching for Case No. 2:15-cr-129.

Updated February 4, 2016

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