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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of New Mexico

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Albuquerque man sentenced to 30 years in prison for travel to engage in sexual conduct with minor, child exploitation and child pornography

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Bentley Streett, 46, of Albuquerque, was sentenced in federal court today to 30 years in prison for child exploitation charges.

On Dec. 7, 2018, Streett pleaded guilty to interstate travel to engage in illicit sexual conduct with a minor, two counts of production of visual depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct, three counts of attempted production of child pornography, distribution of child pornography and possession of child pornography.

In his plea agreement, Streett admitted that between July 31, 2013, and Aug. 4, 2013, he traveled from Albuquerque to Sycamore, Illinois, for the purpose of engaging in sexual conduct with a 14-year-old victim. Streett also admitted that from May 2013 through at least January 2014, he attempted to persuade several minors to produce pornography and send the images to him, and that on Jan. 20, 2014, he sent images of child pornography to one of the minors. Streett admitted that he knew the victims with whom he was communicating were minors, and also admitted to saving child pornography on his laptop.

Upon his release from prison, Streett will be subject to 10 years of supervised release and must register as a sex offender.

This case was investigated by the FBI Albuquerque Field Office, the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office, the New Mexico ICAC Task Force, the New Mexico Attorney General’s Office and the Regional Computer Forensics Laboratory (RCFL).  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Sarah Mease as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice (DOJ) to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse.  Led by United States Attorneys’ Offices and DOJ’s 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 exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims.  For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit http://www.justice.gov/psc/.

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Topic(s): 
Project Safe Childhood
Press Release Number: 
21-222
Updated November 9, 2021