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Reno Man Sentenced To 40 Years In Prison For Sexually Exploiting An Infant

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Nevada

RENO, Nev. – A Reno resident who sexually exploited an infant and distributed child pornography over the Internet was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Howard D. McKibben to serve 480 months in federal prison to be followed by lifetime supervision, announced U.S. Attorney Dayle Elieson for the District of Nevada, Special Agent in Charge Aaron C. Rouse for the FBI’s Las Vegas Division, Chief Jason Soto for the Reno Police Department, and Sheriff Chuck Allen for the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office.

Derrick Joseph Rady, 37, previously pleaded guilty to sexual exploitation of a minor and distribution of child pornography. Upon completion of his prison term, he will be required to register as a sex offender under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA).

The case was initiated when Facebook and Google identified a Reno resident, later determined to be Rady, who possibly possessed child pornography to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) for investigation by law enforcement. Members of the Northern Nevada Child Exploitation Task Force executed search warrants at Rady’s residence. The search warrant revealed that Rady possessed approximately 900 images and videos of child pornography. Investigators also determined that Rady used a cell phone to take sexually explicit photos of an infant and shared images of a minor engaging in sexually explicit conduct.

The investigation was conducted by the Northern Nevada Child Exploitation Task Force, which is comprised of members of the FBI, the Reno Police Department, the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office, and the Nevada Attorney General’s Office. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Sue Fahami.

If you have information regarding possible child sexual exploitation, make a report to NCMEC’s CyberTipline at

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 U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and the 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 and for information about internet safety education, please visit


Updated October 9, 2018

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