CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – A 69-year-old
Corpus Christi man has been ordered to prison after admitting he possessed
child pornography, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Abe Martinez. Henry
Franklin Reddick pleaded guilty April 28, 2017.
Today, U.S. District Judge
Nelva Gonzales Ramos handed Reddick a 36-month sentence. At the hearing, a
Corpus Christi Police Department (CCPD) computer forensic expert testified that
Reddick was saving numerous images of child pornography on a digital storage
device a month before his arrest. Reddick was further ordered to serve 10
years of supervised release following completion of his prison term, during
which time he will have to comply with numerous requirements designed to
restrict his access to children and the Internet. He will also be ordered
to register as a sex offender.
The investigation into
Reddick began after authorities received a CyberTipline report from The
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. The CyberTipline provides
the public and electronic service providers with the ability to report online
instances of child pornography. The CyberTipline report indicated that an
individual using the email address of firstname.lastname@example.org had uploaded 79 images of suspected child pornography
onto a cloud storage service.
Law enforcement was able to
determine Reddick was associated with that email address and executed a search
warrant at his residence. At that time, agents seized various electronic
devices on which forensic analysis later revealed more than 450 images and 13
videos of child pornography.
Reddick was permitted to
remain on bond and voluntarily surrender to a U.S. Bureau of Prisons facility
to be determined in the near future.
Immigration and Customs
Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations conducted the investigation with
the assistance of CCPD - Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.
This case, prosecuted by
Assistant U.S. Attorney Hugo R. Martinez and Elsa Salinas, was brought as part
of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the
Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual
exploitation and abuse. Led by the United States Attorneys' Offices and the
Criminal Division's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe
Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to locate, apprehend and
prosecute individuals who sexually exploit children, and to identify and rescue
victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.usdoj.gov/psc. For more information about internet safety education,
please visit www.usdoj.gov/psc and
click on the tab "resources."