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Registered Sex Offender Sentenced To 15 Years In Prison For Latest Online Conduct

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Middle District of Tennessee

NASHVILLE – A registered sex offender from Kansas City, Kansas, was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Nashville on Friday to 15 years in prison for attempting to transfer obscene materials to a minor and engaging in this activity as a registered sex offender, announced U.S. Attorney Mark H. Wildasin for the Middle District of Tennessee. 

Shawn Glazier, 51, was indicted in July and pleaded guilty in August, after engaging in online communications with an undercover FBI agent who he believed to be 13 years old and living in Clarksville, Tennessee. 

Earlier this year, Glazier used an online dating application to initiate a conversation with the undercover agent. Believing that the undercover was a 13-year-old female, Glazier turned the conversation to a sexual nature and began requesting nude and explicit photographs.  At one point, Glazier sent the undercover agent a photograph of his penis.

On June 22, 2022, the FBI executed a search warrant at Glazier’s home and arrested him.  The subsequent investigation determined that Glazier had been convicted in Missouri in 2006 of attempting to entice a minor to engage in sexual activity and interstate travel to attempt to engage in a sexual act with a minor, which required him to register as a sex offender. 

This case was investigated by the FBI and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Monica Morrison.

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David Boling
Public Affairs Officer

Updated October 31, 2022

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