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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Texas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Dallas Man Sentenced to 360 Months in Federal Prison on Child Pornography Charges

DALLAS — Yesterday, U.S. District Judge David C. Godbey sentenced Hugh Michael Glenn, 47, of Dallas, Texas, on child pornography offenses, announced U.S. Attorney Erin Nealy Cox of the Northern District of Texas.

Glenn was convicted, following a three-day trial, of one count of transporting and shipping child pornography and one count of accessing with intent to view child pornography. Glenn has been in custody since the time of his arrest in September 2016. 

The government presented evidence at trial that on August 1, 2016, Glenn transported child pornography by uploading an image of child pornography using Chatstep.  Law enforcement obtained Glenn’s laptop computer, which contained the transported image and over 2,000 other images of child pornography.  Glenn confessed to law enforcement that he had gone to chatrooms and viewed child pornography on the Internet.   

In 2003, Glenn was convicted in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas for transporting child pornography.  In that case, he was sentenced to ninety-seven months of imprisonment.

This case was prosecuted as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse.  Led by U.S. Attorney’s Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals, who sexually exploit children, and identify and rescue victims.  For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit http://www.justice.gov/psc/.  For more information about internet safety education, please visit http://www.justice.gov/psc/ and click on the tab “resources.”

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Dallas Police Department investigated this case.  Assistant U.S. Attorneys Camille Sparks and Jamie L. Hoxie prosecuted.

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Lisa Slimak 214-659-8600 Lisa.Slimak@usdoj.gov
Updated May 1, 2018