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Friday, July 20, 2018

Registered Sex Offender Sentenced To Twenty-Two Years In Prison For Receipt Of Child Pornography

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – A Henderson, Nevada man who pleaded guilty on April 17, 2018 to receipt of approximately 8,700 photos and videos of child pornography was sentenced Thursday by U.S. District Judge Richard F. Boulware to 264 months in prison and lifetime supervised release, announced U.S. Attorney Dayle Elieson for the District of Nevada.

Craig Richard Pozesky, 49, pleaded guilty to one count of receipt of child pornography. According to the plea agreement, Pozesky uploaded images of child pornography to his “Gmail” email account intending to send the images to another individual. Law enforcement officers obtained and executed a search warrant for Pozesky’s residence. Pozesky admitted that he viewed, downloaded, and possessed hundreds of images and videos of children as young as one-year-old being sexually assaulted by adults. Pozesky also admitted to trading child pornography with other individuals, to include receiving an USB drive containing child pornography from another person, as well as engaging in online sexually explicit conversations with an underage child. Pozesky was in the process of coordinating a meeting with the minor when he was arrested.

At the time Pozesky was arrested for this offense, he was already a convicted felon and registered sex offender. His sex offender status was based on prior convictions in Nevada and Florida for aggravated sexual abuse, sexual abuse, and abusive sexual conduct involving a minor offenses.

This case was investigated by the Henderson Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Elham Roohani prosecuted the case.

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 July 20, 2018