Slater Man Sentenced to Prison for Child Pornography
Columbia, South Carolina –------- United States Attorney, Beth Drake, announced that Timothy Greer, age 52, of Slater, South Carolina, was sentenced yesterday to serve 36 months in federal prison for Possession of Child Pornography in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 2252A(a)(5)(B). The sentence was imposed by United States District Judge J. Michelle Childs, who also ordered that Greer be placed on supervised release for life. Judge Childs ordered as a condition of supervised release that Greer have his computer usage monitored and that he be placed on the Sexual Offender Registry.
U.S. Attorney Drake advised that Greer’s personal computer was searched and over 35,000 pornographic images of children were found. Many of these were of prepubescent children and some were sadistic in nature. Drake went on to say that there was no evidence that Greer was involved in manufacturing any of these images, rather he had obtained them from the internet.
This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative designed to protect children from online exploitation and abuse. Led by the United States Attorneys’ Offices, 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 identify and rescue victims. For more information, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov.
The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Jamie Schoen and David C. Stephens of the Greenville Office.
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