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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Prior Sex Offender Arrested in Ohio on Federal Child Pornography Charges Filed in New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE – Michael Glover, 35, of Canton, Ohio, was arrested yesterday in Ohio on an indictment alleging child pornography charges that was filed on April 14, 2015, by a federal grand jury sitting in Albuquerque, N.M.  Glover made his initial appearance on the indictment yesterday afternoon in the U.S. District Court in the Northern District of Ohio.  During those proceedings, the court ordered the U.S. Marshals Service to transport Glover to the U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico in Albuquerque, N.M., so he may face the charges against him.

The six-count indictment charges Glover, a former Albuquerque resident, with three counts of distribution of visual depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct and three counts of possession of visual depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct.  The three distribution counts allege that Glover distributed child pornography in Bernalillo County, N.M., on May 27, 2013, Aug. 11, 2013, and Aug. 12, 2013.  The three possession counts allege that Glover possessed child pornography in Bernalillo County during three periods in 2013:  from May 24, 2013 to Aug. 19, 2013; from July 18, 2013 to Aug. 19, 2013; and from July 21, 2013 to Aug. 19, 2013.  The indictment includes forfeiture provisions that seek forfeiture of Glover’s laptop computer and computer media.

The penalty upon conviction on each of the three distribution counts is a mandatory minimum of 15 years and a maximum of 40 years in federal prison.  The penalty upon conviction on each of the three possession counts is a mandatory minimum of ten years and a maximum of 20 years in federal prison.  Glover faces these enhanced penalties because of his status as a prior felon convicted on sex-related charges.  Charges in indictments are merely accusations and criminal defendants are presumed innocent unless found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

This case was investigated by the Albuquerque office of Homeland Security Investigations, the New Mexico Office of the Attorney General, the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office and the New Mexico Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Shammara H. Henderson is prosecuting the case.

The case is brought 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/.

The case also was brought as a part of the New Mexico ICAC Task Force’s mission, which is to locate, track, and capture Internet child sexual predators and Internet child pornographers in New Mexico.  There are 80 federal, state and local law enforcement agencies associated with the New Mexico ICAC Task Force, which is funded by a grant administered by the New Mexico Office of the Attorney General.  Anyone with information relating to suspected child predators and suspected child abuse is encouraged to contact federal or local law enforcement.

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Updated April 23, 2015