A 34-year old San Angelo man was sentenced to 293 months (24 years) in federal prison after pleading guilty in March 2016 to one count of accessing with intent to view child pornography and one count of transportation of child pornography.
Nicholas Daniel Glass was sentenced Friday by Senior U.S. District Sam R. Cummings, according to a press release from U.S. Attorney John Parker of the Northern District of Texas. Glass has been in federal custody since February 2016.
According to court documents, Glass used his cellphone and laptop to possess and access images of one or more minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct. In or about July 2015, Glass sent images to others on the internet depicting a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct. Additionally, Glass requested and received an image of child pornography from another user online in the course of his communications.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the San Angelo Police Department and the Tom Green County District Attorney’s Office investigated the case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Myria Boehm was in charge of the prosecution.
Parker’s release said that 2016 is the 10th anniversary of the Project Safe Childhood initiative. PSC is a department initiative launched in May 2006 to fight the proliferation of technology-facilitated sexual exploitation crimes against children. Led by U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, PSC marshals federal, state, tribal and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children online, as well as identifying and rescuing victims.
Since fiscal year 2011, the Department of Justice has filed 20,260 PSC cases against 19,111 defendants. The cases include prosecutions of child sex trafficking; sexual abuse of a minor or ward; child pornography offenses; obscene visual representation of the sexual abuse of children; selling or buying of children; and many more statutes.