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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, July 5, 2016

San Angelo Man Sentenced to 293 Months in Federal Prison for Accessing with Intent to View and Transporting Child Pornography

LUBBOCK, Texas — Nicholas Daniel Glass, 34, of San Angelo, Texas, was sentenced on Friday by Senior U.S. District Sam R. Cummings to 293 months in federal prison, following his guilty plea in March 2016 to an information charging him with one count of accessing with intent to view child pornography, and one count of transportation of child pornography, announced U.S. Attorney John Parker of the Northern District of Texas.  Glass had been in federal custody since February 2016.

According to documents filed in his case, Glass used his cellular telephone and a laptop computer to possess and access images of one or more minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct.  In or about July 2015 Glass sent images to persons on the Internet depicting a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct.  He also requested and received an image of child pornography from another Internet user in the course of his communications.

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Project Safe Childhood (PSC) initiative.  PSC is a department initiative launched in May 2006 to combat the proliferation of technology-facilitated sexual exploitation crimes against children.  Led by U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, PSC marshals federal, state, tribal and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims.  Since FY 2011, the Department of Justice has filed 20,260 PSC cases against 19,111 defendants.  These cases include prosecutions of child sex trafficking; sexual abuse of a minor or ward; child pornography offenses; obscene visual representation of the sexual abuse of children; selling or buying of children; and many more statutes.  To learn more about PSC’s work, please visit: https://www.justice.gov/psc

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the San Angelo Police Department, and the Tom Green County District Attorney’s Office investigated the case.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Myria Boehm was in charge of the prosecution.

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Updated July 5, 2016