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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Prior Sex Offender from Ohio Sentenced to 15 Years for Federal Child Pornography Conviction in New Mexico

Prosecution Brought Under Project Safe Childhood and “Worst of the Worst” Anti-Violence Initiative

ALBUQUERQUE – Michael Glover, 37, of Canton, Ohio, was sentenced today to 180 months in prison followed by a lifetime of supervised release for his conviction on federal child pornography charges in federal court in Albuquerque, N.M.  Glover will also be required to register as a sex offender after he completes his prison sentence.

Glover was arrested in April 2015, in Ohio on an indictment alleging child pornography charges that was filed in Albuquerque.  Thereafter, Glover was transported to the U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico in Albuquerque to face the charges against him. 

The six-count indictment charged 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 alleged 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 alleged that Glover possessed child pornography in Bernalillo County during three periods in 2013.  The indictment included forfeiture provisions seeking forfeiture of Glover’s laptop computer and computer media.

On March 28, 2016, Glover entered guilty pleas to Counts 4 through 6 of the indictment charging him with distribution and possession of child pornography.  In entering his guilty plea, Glover admitted to possessing child pornography between May 23, 2013 and Aug. 19, 2013, on three devices (a computer, a Kindle and a flash drive).

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 prosecuted the case.

The case was 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 86 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.

Glover, who has a prior sexual assault conviction and a conviction for violating the Sexual Offender Registration and Notification Act, was also being prosecuted under a federal anti-violence initiative that targets “the worst of the worst” offenders for federal prosecution.  Under this initiative, the U.S. Attorney’s Office and federal law enforcement agencies work with New Mexico’s District Attorneys and state, local and tribal law enforcement agencies to target violent or repeat offenders primarily based on their prior criminal convictions for federal prosecution with the goal of removing repeat offenders from communities in New Mexico for as long as possible.  Because New Mexico’s violent crime rate, on a per capita basis, is one of the highest in the nation, New Mexico’s law enforcement community is collaborating to target repeat offenders from counties with the highest violent crime rates, including Bernalillo County, N.M., under this initiative.

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Updated October 5, 2016