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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Washington

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Burien Man Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Receipt of Child Pornography

Defendant Has Prior Conviction For Child Molestation

            A registered sex offender with a prior conviction for child molestation was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Seattle to 15 years in prison for receipt of child pornography, announced U.S. Attorney Jenny A. Durkan.  CHARLES GLENN PERKINS, 53, pleaded guilty in June 2013 following an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).  U.S. District Judge Ricardo S. Martinez recommended that PERKINS be placed at a prison with sex offender treatment and imposed a 15 year term of supervised release following his prison sentence.

PERKINS was identified by law enforcement in the current case when he tried to enter Canada on December 29, 2012 and was denied entry due to his prior convictions for sex offenses.  PERKINS is a registered sex offender in Washington State having previously been convicted of child molestation offenses in Kitsap County in 1987 and 1990.  The Canadian Border agents sent PERKINS’s laptop for screening and investigators noted two pictures of nude children.  Agents from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations obtained a search warrant for PERKINS’s Burien residence.  A review of his digital media revealed that he had received and possessed approximately 610 images and 10 videos of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct.

PERKINS was prosecuted 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 United States Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (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.projectsafechildhood.gov

The case was investigated by ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), and was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jerrod Patterson.

Updated March 23, 2015