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Middle District of Florida

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Friday, February 6, 2015

Merritt Island Man Sentenced To Life In Federal Prison For Child Exploitation Offenses

          Orlando, Florida – Senior United States District Judge John Antoon, II today sentenced Michael Glenn Glascock (39, Merritt Island) to life in federal prison for attempted online sexual enticement of a minor.  He was also sentenced to a concurrent term of 30 years for sexual exploitation of a minor for the purpose of producing child pornography. Glascock pleaded guilty on August 18, 2014.

        According to court documents, from October 11, 2012, through October 11, 2013, Glascock used a three-year-old 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 that Glascock had posted on Craigslist. The agent communicated with Glascock over the Internet and by cell phone. During these conversations, Glascock described his sexual abuse of the minor victim and expressed an interest in meeting the agent and the agent’s fictitious minor daughter. Glascock further expressed a desire to meet and engage in illegal sexual activity with the fictitious child, and he offered to allow the agent to engage in sexual activity with the minor victim. After finalizing plans to meet, agents went to Glascock’s home, where they met him and located the minor victim. The victim was taken to a medical facility and examined for sexual assault. Subsequent laboratory tests revealed the presence of Glascock’s semen on the child’s body, as well as in the child’s diaper.

          During an interview with agents, Glascock admitted to producing pornographic images of the minor victim, to sexually abusing the minor as depicted in some of the images, and to distributing and receiving images of child pornography over the Internet. Agents executed a search warrant at Glascock’s home and recovered his cell phones, SD cards, and the digital camera that he had used to produce some of the explicit images 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 explicit images of the minor victim that Glascock had sent to another individual. In these and other emails, Glascock had numerous discussions 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.  A subsequent investigation led to Prive’s arrest. He pleaded guilty to attempted enticement of a minor on August 27, 2014, and is scheduled to be sentenced on February 27, 2015. 

          “This sadistic criminal has preyed on the most vulnerable members of our society, our children, and this sentencing underscores the serious consequences of those crimes,” said Susan L. McCormick, special agent in charge of HSI Tampa.  “HSI, and our law enforcement partners, like the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, will not rest in our efforts to protect our youth and communities from predators like this.”

          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 was 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 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.jutice.gov/psc.

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Updated February 10, 2015