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Convicted Sex Offender Sentenced to More Than 13 years in Prison for His Role in the Distribution of Images of a Three-Year-Old Child

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

Assistant U.S. Attorney Alessandra Serano (619) 546-8104

NEWS RELEASE SUMMARY September 30, 2016

SAN DIEGO, CA – Antonio Glen Boleware, a 39-year-old convicted sex offender and former Marine, was sentenced in federal court today to 158 months in prison for child pornography-related offenses.

According to statements made in court, Boleware was communicating with his girlfriend, 44-year-old Joanna Olson, of Washington State, who was taking illicit photos of a three-year old girl and sending them to Boleware. Boleware was distributing those images and other illicit images to other individuals using an online texting application.

Olson, who pleaded guilty to distribution of child pornography, was sentenced in July to five years in prison for her role in the child pornography exchange. The prosecutor in that case in federal court in Washington state wrote in court papers that the abuse has had a devastating impact on the child.

Boleware was previously convicted of lewd and lascivious acts with a minor under 14 years in 2004.

During Boleware’s sentencing hearing, U.S. District Judge Gonzalo P. Curiel stated that Boleware’s distribution of the photos “magnified the seriousness of the offense” because “the material is on the internet forever, available to predators.” 

Before the sentence was handed down, Assistant U.S. Attorney Alessandra Serano urged Judge Curiel to impose the maximum 20-year prison term given Boleware’s “continued involvement in the exploitation of minors over several years.”

In this case, Boleware pleaded guilty in October 2015, admitting to possession of child pornography with a prior sex offense conviction.

“This defendant has continually victimized children who are unable to protect themselves,” said U.S. Attorney Laura Duffy. “There is no higher priority than protecting children from predators like Mr. Boleware.”

DEFENDANT                                               Criminal Case No. 15CR2462-GPS

Antonio Glen Boleware                      Age: 39                       San Diego


Possession of Child Pornography with a Prior Sex Offense, in violation of 18 U.S.C. §2252(a)(2)

Maximum Penalties: Twenty years in prison, mandatory minimum 10 years                      


Federal Bureau of Investigation






Updated September 30, 2016

Project Safe Childhood
Press Release Number: CAS16-0930-Boleware