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Two men plead guilty to child pornography charges | U.S. District Court
Two men, who reside in Western Washington, pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court in Seattle to child pornography related offenses, announced U.S. Attorney Jenny A. Durkan. Both men, 53-year-old CHARLES GLENN PERKINS of Burien and 29-year-old CONOR RYAN KELLY BRODERICK, of Anacortes, have prior convictions for sex offenses. PERKINS will be sentenced by U.S. District Judge Ricardo S. Martinez for receipt of child pornography on September 12, 2013. BRODERICK will be sentenced for possession of child pornography by U.S. District Judge Thomas S. Zilly on September 12, 2013. Both men remain in custody.
According to records filed in the case, BRODERICK was arrested November 3, 2012 by Anacortes Police after a stalking incident. The stalking followed a report to police by two different women claiming BRODERICK was threatening to post nude pictures of them on the internet unless they sent him additional pictures. While incarcerated, BRODERICK called an acquaintance and told the person to remove a memory card from his computer. Investigators who had been monitoring the jail calls, obtained a search warrant and ultimately determined the memory card and other media storage devices contained more than 100 images of child pornography. Later, while released on bail, BRODERICK entered into a “sexting” relationship with a girl in Kentucky who identified herself as a 14-years-old. BRODERICK has these prior convictions: Rape of a Child in the Third Degree (three counts), in Skagit County (2007) and Dealing in Depictions of Minors Engaged in Sexually Explicit Activity (two counts), in Skagit County (2007). BRODERICK faces a mandatory minimum ten years in prison.
In the second child pornography case, 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. Because of his prior convictions PERKINS faces a mandatory minimum 15 years in prison.
Both men were 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
Both cases are being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jerrod Patterson. Mr. Patterson serves as the Project Safe Childhood coordinator for the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Investigators from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations and the Anacortes Police Department investigated these cases.