Severn Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Federal Prison for Coercion and Enticement of a Minor to Engage in Illegal Sexual Activity
Baltimore, Maryland – U.S. District Judge J. Frederick Motz sentenced Theodore Gerald Reiss, age 81, of Halethorpe, Maryland today to 90 months in prison, followed by a lifetime of supervised release, for distribution of child pornography.
The sentence was announced by Acting United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Stephen M. Schenning; Special Agent in Charge Gordon B. Johnson of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Baltimore Field Office; Special Agent in Charge Andre R. Watson of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI); and Chief Terrence B. Sheridan of the Baltimore County Police Department.
According to his plea agreement, on August 17, 2015, Reiss used a personal computer to distribute, in a peer-to-peer network, a file containing a video of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct. Additionally, during a search of Reiss’s home on September 9, 2015, investigators found Reiss in possession of various electronic devices and CDs that were later found to contain 291 videos and 29 still images of child pornography.
Acting United States Attorney Stephen M. Schenning commended the FBI, HSI, and the Baltimore County Police Department for their work in the investigation. Mr. Schenning thanked Assistant U.S. Attorney Matthew J. Maddox, who prosecuted the case.