Chatham County man sentenced to decades in federal prison for producing, possessing child pornography
BRUNSWICK, GA: A Brantley County man faces up to 20 years in prison after admitting he distributed images of child sexual exploitation.
Gary Kreitzman, 35, of Nahunta, Ga., awaits sentencing after pleading guilty to Distribution of Child Pornography, said David H. Estes. U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia. Kreitzman’s guilty plea subjects him to a statutory minimum sentence of five years in prison, up to 20; substantial financial penalties and restitution to victims; a requirement to register as a sex offender; and, at least five years of supervised release, up to life, after completion of his prison sentence.
There is no parole in the federal system.
“Protection of our most vulnerable citizens is vitally important,” said U.S. Attorney Estes. “The vigilance of our law enforcement partners helps ensure our communities are protected from predators like Kreitzman.”
As described in court documents and testimony, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children alerted the Georgia Bureau of Investigation in June 2020 after detecting images of child sexual exploitation uploaded through an online chat application. With assistance from the Brantley County Sheriff’s Office, agents determined the images had been uploaded through an account operated by Kreitzman, and in September 2020 conducted a search of his residence.
During that search, the agents found multiple electronic devices containing images of child sexual activity, and Kreitzman admitted sharing them through the Internet. Pursuant to a federal indictment out of the Southern District of Georgia, the McIntosh County Sheriff’s Office and FBI Brunswick Resident Agency executed the arrest warrant for Kreitzman in September 2022.
Sentencing before U.S. District Court Judge Lisa Godbey Wood will be scheduled upon completion of a pre-sentence investigation by U.S. Probation Services.
“The GBI will continue to work tirelessly to protect innocent victims of online exploitation,” said Michael Register, Director of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. “We are grateful for the partnerships we maintain with our state and federal agencies to bring these predators to justice.”
“The internet is a very important and useful resource, but unfortunately can also be used for illegal activity as criminals like Kreitzman seek to prey on the most vulnerable of our population,” said FBI Atlanta Special Agent in Charge Keri Farley. “The FBI will continue to aggressively pursue those who seek to victimize children and prosecute those predators to the fullest extent of the law.”
Anyone with information on suspected child sexual exploitation can contact the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 800-843-5678, or https://report.cybertip.org/.
The case was investigated by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, the FBI, the Brantley County Sheriff’s Office, and the McIntosh County Sheriff’s Office, and prosecuted for the United States by Assistant U.S. Attorney and Project Safe Childhood Coordinator Tara M. Lyons.
Barry L. Paschal, Public Affairs Officer: 912-652-4422