Oklahoma Man Sentenced for Child Pornography Charge
BISMARCK – U.S. Attorney Timothy Q. Purdon announced that on May 2, 2014, Jeremy Eades, 28, Oklahoma City, Okla., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Daniel L. Hovland on a charge of possession of materials involving the sexual exploitation of minors. Eades pleaded guilty to the charge on
Jan. 13, 2014.
Judge Hovland sentenced Eades to serve 11 years and three months in federal prison, to be followed by 20 years of supervised release. Eades was ordered to pay a $100 special assessment to the Crime Victim’s Fund and must register as a sex offender.
On Jan. 12, 2013, Eades was found to be in possession of visual depictions of minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct. At the time, Eades was residing in Minot.
The case was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations, the Minot Police Department and the North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation, with assistance from the Ward County State’s Attorney’s Office.
This case was brought as a 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 better locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Gary Delorme prosecuted the case.