Greenbelt, Maryland - Chief U.S. District Judge Deborah K. Chasanow sentenced Raymond Talley III, age 34, of Oxon Hill, Maryland, today to five years in prison, followed by six years of supervised release, for receipt of child pornography. Chief Judge Chasanow ordered that upon his release from prison, Talley must register as a sex offender in the place where he resides, where he is an employee, and where he is a student, under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA).
The sentence was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein and Assistant Director in Charge Valerie Parlave of the Federal Bureau of Investigation - Washington Field Office.
According to the plea agreement, on three occasions in August and September 2011, undercover law enforcement agents downloaded child pornography from files that Talley was sharing over the internet using a file sharing program. On October 7, 2011, two laptops, both with file sharing programs installed, were seized during a search of Talley’s home. Over 1,700 videos of children engaged in sexually explicit conduct had been downloaded and saved onto the laptops.
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 Attorneys' 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.usdoj.gov/psc For more information about internet safety education, please visit www.usdoj.gov/psc and click on the "resources" tab on the left of the page.
United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein commended the FBI for its work in the investigation. Mr. Rosenstein thanked Special Assistant U.S. Attorney LisaMarie Freitas of the U.S. Justice Department, Criminal Division, Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, who prosecuted the case.