Former Anne Arundel County Man Indicted Federally for Production and Possession of Child Pornography
Baltimore, Maryland – A federal grand jury has indicted Glen Ranger, age 49, formerly of Severn, Maryland, for production and possession of child pornography. The indictment was returned on June 21, 2018.
The indictment was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Robert K. Hur; Acting Special Agent in Charge Cardell T. Morant of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI); Colonel William M. Pallozzi, Superintendent of the Maryland State Police; Chief David A. Spencer of the Easton Police Department; Chief Terrence B. Sheridan of the Baltimore County Police Department; and Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney Wes Adams.
According to the 12-count indictment, from approximately 2002 through 2007, Ranger knowingly persuaded, enticed, and coerced a prepubescent male to engage in sexually explicit conduct in order to produce videos and images of that conduct. In addition, the indictment alleges that from at least May 2, 2014, to March 13, 2018, Ranger accessed, viewed, stored, and possessed an external hard drive containing visual depictions of prepubescent minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct.
Ranger faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years in prison and a maximum of 30 years in prison, followed by up to lifetime of supervised release, for each of five counts of production of child pornography; and a maximum of 20 years in prison for each of seven counts of possession of child pornography. Ranger is expected to have an initial appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge A. David Copperthite on June 28, 2018 in U.S. District Court in Baltimore. Ranger is currently detained on related state charges.
An indictment is not a finding of guilt. An individual charged by indictment is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty at some later criminal proceedings.
This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by the United States Attorney’s Offices and the Criminal Division's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who sexually exploit children, and to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.justice.gov/psc. For more information about Internet safety education, please visit www.justice.gov/psc and click on the "resources" tab on the left of the page.
United States Attorney Robert K. Hur commended HSI-Baltimore, the Maryland State Police, the Easton Police Department, the Baltimore County Police Department, and the Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney’s Office for their work in the investigation. Mr. Hur thanked Assistant U.S. Attorney Paul E. Budlow, who is prosecuting the federal case.