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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Oregon

Monday, December 15, 2014

Former School Janitor Sentenced to Eight Years in Prison for Possession and Distribution of Child Pornography

EUGENE, Ore. – Bryan Cramer, 37, of Springfield, Oregon, was sentenced to eight years in prison following his plea of guilty to distribution of child pornography.   At the sentencing hearing, U.S. District Judge Michael McShane sentenced Cramer to 96 months in prison, followed by a 21-year term of supervised release.  Cramer will be subject to stringent conditions of supervision and will be required to register as a sex offender.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation determined that Cramer made child pornography available for download on a file sharing site.  Following the execution of a search warrant on Cramer’s residence in 2012, it was determined that he possessed over 900 images of child pornography on his computer.  He carried on his possession and distribution activities while serving as a custodian in a local school, and admitted to authorities that he sexually abused two relatives many years ago.

The nature of the offense – possessing and trading images of child sexual abuse – supported the significant sentence in this case.  Possession and distribution of child pornography is a serious offense involving real children who have been subject to horrific abuse. 

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Amy Potter.

Updated February 5, 2015