Merritt Island Man Pleads Guilty To Production Of Child Pornography And Attempted Online Enticement Of A Minor
Orlando, Florida – United States Attorney A. Lee Bentley, III announces that Michael Glenn Glascock (39, Merritt Island) pleaded guilty today to one count of using a minor to produce images depicting child pornography and one count of attempting to induce a minor to engage in illegal sexual activity using an interstate facility. Glascock faces a mandatory minimum penalty of 15 years, up to 30 years in federal prison on the child pornography count, and a mandatory minimum of 10 years, up to life in federal prison on the attempted enticement count, as well as a potential life term of supervised release on each count. Glascock was indicted on February 19, 2014.
According to court documents, from on or about October 11, 2012 through October 11, 2013, in Brevard County, and elsewhere, Glascock used a three-year-old minor victim to produce visual depictions of the child engaging in sexually explicit conduct. In the fall of 2013, an undercover agent with the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office responded to an online advertisement which Glascock posted on Craigslist. On October 11, 2013, the undercover agent communicated with Glascock over the Internet and by cell phone. In these communications, Glascock described his sexual abuse of the minor victim and expressed an interest in meeting the undercover agent and the undercover agent’s fictitious minor daughter. Glascock further expressed a desire to engage in illegal sexual activity with the fictitious minor daughter and offered to allow the undercover agent to engage in illegal sexual activity with the minor victim. After Glascock agreed to meet the undercover agent, agents went to Glascock’s home on Merritt Island, where they met Glascock and located the minor victim.
During an interview, Glascock admitted to producing child pornography images of the minor victim, to sexually abusing the minor victim as depicted in some of the images, and to distributing and receiving images of child pornography over the Internet. Agents also executed a search warrant at Glascock’s home and recovered his cell phones, SD cards, and the digital camera that he admitted to using to produce some of the child pornography involving the minor victim. A forensic examination of these devices revealed that there were 24 images depicting explicit sexual conduct involving the minor victim on one of the SD cards.
Agents also searched Glascock’s email accounts and discovered child pornography images of the minor victim in emails that Glascock had sent to another individual. In these and other emails, Glascock had many discussions with other individuals about his sexual abuse of the minor victim. In a series of emails discovered by agents, Glascock and an individual identified to be Jonathan Tyler Prive discussed an incident where Prive sexually abused the minor victim at Glascock’s home, as Glascock watched the abuse. After discovering these emails, the undercover agent conducted an investigation that led to Prive’s arrest. Prive was also indicted by a federal grand jury on February 19, 2014.
An indictment is merely a formal charge that a defendant has committed a violation of the federal criminal laws, and every defendant is presumed innocent unless, and until, proven guilty.
This case was investigated by the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Andrew C. Searle.
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 (CEOS), 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.projectsafechildhood.gov.