Colorado Man Pleads Guilty to Transporting Child Pornography
Contact: Craig M. Wolff
Assistant United States Attorney
Tel: (207) 780-3257
Portland, Maine: United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Anthony Derrico, 36, of Grand Junction, Colorado, pled guilty today in U.S. District Court to transporting child pornography. He was indicted on June 22, 2016.
According to court records, in May 2016, a federal agent in Maine investigating the online exchange of child pornography saw that an individual, later identified as the defendant, posted child pornography images to an online chat group. In a later private chat session with the agent, Derrico expressed an interest in child pornography, and sent the agent three child pornography images. The agent learned that Derrico, who was a truck driver, was driving from Idaho to Texas. Derrico was found in Laredo, Texas and arrested in his truck. Memory cards seized at the time of his arrest contained numerous child pornography images.
Derrico faces between five and 20 years in prison, between five years and life on supervised release and a $250,000 fine. He will be sentenced after the completion of a presentence investigation report by the U.S. Probation Office.
The investigation was conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.