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Rockford Man Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison on Child Pornography Charge

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Illinois

ROCKFORD — A Rockford man was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Philip G. Reinhard to 15 years in federal prison, to be followed by a lifetime term of supervised release, on a child pornography charge. 

GREGORY GREENE, 59, pleaded guilty on July 11, 2019, to one count of transporting child pornography via the internet.  In a written plea agreement, Greene admitted that on May 31, 2016, he shared a child pornography video over the internet depicting the lewd exhibition of a minor child.  Greene also admitted that on Dec. 13, 2016, he possessed a computer containing approximately 1,650 images of child pornography, and a thumb drive containing approximately 1,200 images and videos of child pornography, some of which involved minors under 12 years of age. 

In addition to the prison sentence, Greene also was ordered to pay $39,000 in restitution to certain victims.

The sentencing was announced by John R. Lausch, Jr., United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois; and James M. Gibbons, Special Agent-in-Charge of the Chicago office of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.  The government was represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Margaret J. Schneider.

Updated October 18, 2019

Topics
Cybercrime
Violent Crime