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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Registered Child Sex Offender Sentenced To 15 Years In Prison For Receipt Of Child Pornography

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – A registered child sex offender was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Jennifer A. Dorsey to 180 months in prison for receipt of child pornography, which was also a violation of his supervised release conditions, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Steven W. Myhre for the District of Nevada.

Clayton Call, 64, of Las Vegas, pleaded guilty on July 25, 2017, to one count of receipt of child pornography. Call was previously convicted of receipt of child pornography and was sentenced to 72 months in prison and a lifetime of supervised release following his release.

According to the plea agreement, as a condition of the terms of his supervised release, a U.S. Probation Officer conducted an inspection of Call’s residence. During the inspection, the officer seized Call’s laptop after discovering that it contained child pornography. During a forensic analysis of the laptop, law enforcement found nearly 140 images and videos of child sexual exploitation.

The case was investigated by the FBI and the U.S. Probation Office. Assistant U.S. Attorney Phillip N. Smith Jr. prosecuted the case.

To report child sexual exploitation, contact the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678) or the FBI’s Las Vegas Office at (702) 385-1281.

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.

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Updated December 19, 2017