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Following Facebook Tip, Balch Springs Woman Sentenced to 30 Years in Child Exploitation Case

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

A woman who videotaped as she forced a 9-year-old girl to perform sex acts on her husband has been sentenced to 30 years in federal prison, the statutory maximum sentence, announced U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas Erin Nealy Cox.

Dawn Greenwood, 39, pleaded guilty in October to production of child pornography.

According to plea papers, Ms. Greenwood used a cell phone to videotape her husband, Shon Greenwood, and the 9-year-old child, who’d been living at the couple’s home.

The case came to light when Facebook notified the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children that Mr. Greenwood had posted sexually explicit images of minors on his account.  

Following searches at both their Boone County, Missouri and Balch Springs, Texas residences, agents seized the Greenwoods’ phones, and found copies of the video on both devices.

The minor victim was immediately removed from the home and is being cared for by a guardian.

Mr. Greenwood pleaded guilty in December and is set to be sentenced in March.

The Boone County Sheriff’s Office, Dallas Police Department, Texas Department of Public Safety, and Homeland Security Investigations conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Camille Sparks is prosecuting the case. U.S. District Judge David Godbey handed down the sentence.


Erin Dooley, Public Affairs Officer

Updated January 14, 2020

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