previously convicted of transporting child pornography
DALLAS — Following a three-day trial
before U.S. District Judge David C. Godbey, a federal jury has convicted Hugh
Michael Glenn, 47, of Dallas, Texas, of two child pornography offenses.
The announcement was made today by U.S. Attorney John Parker of the Northern
District of Texas.
Specifically, this morning, the jury convicted
Glenn of one count of transporting and shipping child pornography and one count
of accessing with intent to view child pornography. Glenn faces a maximum
statutory penalty of 20 years in federal prison for the access count, 40 years
in federal prison for the transportation count, and a $250,000 fine. Glenn
will remain in custody pending sentencing, which is set for November 20,
The government presented evidence at trial that on August 1, 2016, Glenn
transported child pornography by uploading an image of child pornography using
Chatstep. Law enforcement obtained Glenn’s laptop computer, which
contained the transported image and over 2,000 other images of child
pornography. Glenn confessed to law enforcement that he had gone to
chatrooms and viewed child pornography on the Internet.
In 2003, Glenn was convicted in the United States District Court for the
Eastern District of Texas for transporting child pornography. In that
case, he was sentenced to ninety-seven months of imprisonment.
This case was prosecuted as part of
Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in 2006 by the
Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual
exploitation and abuse. Led by U.S. Attorney’s Offices and the Criminal
Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood
marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and
prosecute individuals, who sexually exploit children, and identify and rescue
victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit http://www.justice.gov/psc/. For more information about
internet safety education, please visit http://www.justice.gov/psc/ and click on the tab “resources.”
The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the
Dallas Police Department investigated this case. Assistant U.S. Attorneys
Camille Sparks and Jamie L. Hoxie are in charge of the prosecution