Glenville Man Sentenced to 120 Months for Child Pornography Offenses
ALBANY, NEW YORK – Glenn Mears, age 46, of Glenville, New York, was sentenced today to 120 months in prison for distributing and possessing child pornography.
The announcement was made by United States Attorney Grant C. Jaquith and Special Agent in Charge Kevin Kelly of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), Buffalo Field Office.
As part of his guilty plea, Mears admitted to distributing child pornography using an Internet-based messaging application, and to possessing more than 1,000 images and videos of child pornography on 10 compact discs. Mears also admitted that he possessed child pornography involving prepubescent children and children under 12 years old.
Senior United States District Judge Thomas J. McAvoy also imposed a life term of supervised release, which will start after Mears is released from prison. As a result of his conviction, Mears will be required to register as a sex offender.
This case was investigated by HSI and the New York State Police, and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Cyrus P.W. Rieck.
This case was prosecuted as part of Project Safe Childhood. Launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice, Project Safe Childhood is 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 https://www.justice.gov/psc.