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Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Repeat Child Sex Offender Sentenced To 11 Years In Prison For Possession Of Child Pornography

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – A child sex offender residing in Las Vegas was sentenced Monday to 135 months in federal prison for possession of child pornography, announced U.S. Attorney Dayle Elieson for the District of Nevada.

Randall Little, 63, pleaded guilty in August 2018, to one count of possession of child pornography. In addition to the prison term, U.S. District Judge James C. Mahan sentenced Little to lifetime supervision following his release from prison. He will also be required to register as a sex offender under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA).

After receiving a Cybertip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), law enforcement executed a search warrant at Little’s residence which yielded various electronic devices. When questioned by law enforcement, Little admitted that he possessed sexually explicit images of children and that he reads “intergenerational love stories” that describe romantic relationships between men and boys, and he confessed that he moderates at least 10 online communities where he and others share images of boys. A forensic examination of the recovered devices belonging to Little revealed he possessed over 600 images and videos of child pornography. He was previously convicted in June 2001, in Nevada, of five counts of possession of child pornography. Little faced additional penalties at sentencing because he was a repeat offender.

The case was investigated by the FBI and Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Elham Roohani prosecuted the case.

If you have information regarding possible child sexual exploitation, you are urged to make a report to NCMEC’s 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 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 www.justice.gov/psc.

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Updated November 27, 2018