Sunday, June 17, 2007
What the Media wont cover. I am just thinking where are the American Values?
Truck driver sentenced to 17 years for child sexual exploitation
Manufactured child pornography
DAYTON, Ohio - A Beavercreek man was sentenced here today to 210 months for exploiting children by manufacturing child pornography. The sentence is a result of an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
Gary M. Black, 52, of the 1800 block of Hildreth Dr. in Beavercreek, Ohio, was sentenced to 17 years and five months in federal prison after pleading guilty to exploitation of a minor before U.S. District Court Judge Walter Rice. Black must also register as a sex offender.
The investigation began in February 2006 after ICE received information that Black was placing pornographic images of children on the Internet.
ICE agents in Columbus executed a search warrant at Black’s residence in February of 2006, during which they seized a computer tower, compact and floppy discs, and a Nikon Digital Camera. A forensic analysis of the seized media revealed 975 images and 783 digital movies containing child pornography. Agents apprehended Black at his residence in September of 2006.
"This case illustrates thedisturbingand sobering truth that some adults will go to great lengths to sexually exploit children," said Brian M. Moskowitz, special agent in charge of the ICE Office of Investigationsfor Ohio and Michigan. "While we cannot give back the innocence that's been stolen from these children, we can make sure that those who commit these horrible crimes are brought to justice."
This case is part of Operation Predator, ICE's comprehensive initiative to safeguard children from foreign national pedophiles, international sex tourists, Internet child pornographers, and human traffickers. Since Operation Predator was launched in July 2003, ICE agents have arrested more than 10,000 individuals nationwide, including 112 in Ohio.
ICE encourages the public to report suspected child predators and any suspicious activity through its toll-free hotline at 1-866-DHS-2ICE. Investigators staff this hotline around the clock. Suspected child sexual exploitation or missing children may be reported to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, an Operation Predator partner, at 1-800-843-5678 or http://www.cybertipline.com.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Laura Clemmens, Southern District of Ohio, prosecuted this case.