Child Predator to Serve 20 Years in Prison, Pay $100K to Victims
SAN ANTONIO – A San Antonio man was sentenced last week to serve 20 years in prison and pay $100,000 in restitution for the sexual exploitation of children.
According to court documents, Tanner Real, 22, extorted 10 minor victims into producing sexually explicit material for him. In addition to his prison sentence, Real was sentenced to 20 years of supervised release.
“The sexual exploitation of children is a horrendous crime,” said U.S. Attorney Jaime Esparza of the Western District of Texas. “Our office, along with our law enforcement partners, will continue to do everything in our power to obtain justice for these victims.”
“Every day, all across this country and here in our region, the FBI and our law enforcement partners are working tirelessly to rescue vulnerable children from the criminals who are engaged in these terrible crimes,” said Special Agent in Charge Oliver E. Rich Jr. of the FBI San Antonio Division. “Thankfully, with this sentencing, this individual will now be behind bars for a very long time.”
The Boerne Police Department investigated the case with the assistance of the FBI.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Tracy Thompson prosecuted the case.
This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice. Led by U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and CEOS, 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, please visit www.justice.gov/psc.