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

Friday, August 16, 2013

Tarrant County Man Sentenced To 78 Months In Federal Prison For Possessing Child Pornography

Defendant Had Flash Drive Containing Numerous Images and Videos of Child Pornography in Pants Pocket When Arrested for Traffic Violation

FORT WORTH, Texas — Kenneth David Greer, 42, of North Richland Hills, Texas, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge John McBryde to 78 months in federal prison following his guilty plea in March 2013 to one count of possession of child pornography.  Greer has been in custody since his arrest in February 2013.  The announcement was made today by U.S. Attorney Sarah R. Saldaña of the Northern District of Texas.

According to documents filed in the case, an officer with the Bedford Police Department stopped Greer when he ran a stop sign in January 2013.  He had no driver’s license and a search incident to his arrest led to the discovery of a flash drive in his pants pocket that was found to contain numerous images and videos of child pornography. 

The case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative, which was launched in May 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 case was investigated by the Bedford Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.  Assistant U.S. Attorney A. Saleem prosecuted.

Updated June 22, 2015