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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of California

Monday, August 19, 2013

Pleasant Hill Man Sentenced To 15 Years For Distribution Of Child Pornography

OAKLAND – Laurence Pullen was sentenced today to 15 years in prison for distribution of child pornography, announced United States Attorney Melinda Haag.

Pullen, 60, of Pleasant Hill, was indicted by a federal grand jury on November 29, 2012. He pleaded guilty on April 22, 2013. According to the plea agreement, Pullen admitted to distributing over the Internet videos of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct with adults.

The sentence was handed down by U.S. District Court Judge Claudia Wilken following a guilty plea on Count One of the Indictment in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 2252(a)(2). Judge Wilken also sentenced the defendant to a ten year period of supervised release and ordered him to register as a sex offender and to participate in a sex offender treatment program.

Rodney C. Villazor is the Assistant U.S. Attorney who is prosecuting the case with the assistance of Vanessa Quant. The prosecution is the result of an investigation by Homeland Security Investigations.



Updated November 18, 2014