Las Vegas Resident Sentenced To Prison For Possession And Distribution Of Thousands Of Child Sexual Abuse Material
RENO, Nev. – A Carson City resident who possessed more than 125 images and 8 videos of child pornography was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Larry R. Hicks to 120 months in federal prison and lifetime supervised release, announced U.S. Attorney Dayle Elieson for the District of Nevada.
Ryan Ray Tetirick, 44, previously pleaded guilty to one count of possession of child pornography. In addition to the prison term, he is required to register as a sex offender upon his release from prison.
According to information in the plea agreement, on April 19, 2017, law enforcement members from the Northern Online Child Exploitation Task Force executed a search warrant at Tetirick’s residence. During the execution of the search warrant, Tetirick agreed to a consensual interview with law enforcement officers. During the interview, he admitted he downloaded and possessed child pornography in the past, but denied doing so recently. He also stated his electronic files were password protected and that he used a “cleaner” software program to delete files. He provided a username and password for officers to search his computer. A forensic examination of his computer and other electronic devices revealed approximately 125 images and 8 videos of child pornography, including infants. One computer and one external hard drive were seized.
The case was investigated by the Northern Online Child Exploitation Task Force which includes members from the FBI, ICE-HSI, the Nevada Attorney General’s Office, the Carson City Sheriff’s Office, and the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office. Assistant U.S. Attorney James E. Keller prosecuted the case.
If you have information regarding possible child sexual exploitation, make a report to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) CyberTipline at www.cybertipline.org.
This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by the United States Attorneys' Offices and the Criminal Division's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals, federal, state, and local resources to locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who sexually exploit children, and to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood and for information about internet safety education, visit www.usdoj.gov/psc.