In San Antonio today, a federal judge sentenced 50–year-old Gregory
Parris to 30 years in federal prison for distribution and possession of
child pornography, announced U.S. Attorney John F. Bash and FBI Special
Agent in Charge Christopher Combs, San Antonio Division.
In addition to the prison term, U.S. District Judge Fred Biery
ordered that Parris pay $20,000 in restitution to four victims whose
images he distributed and be placed on supervised release for a period
of 15 years after completing his prison term.
“Today’s 30-year sentence represents some measure of justice for the
child victims of the defendant. I have no higher priority than
protecting children from sexual exploitation,” stated U.S. Attorney
On July 31, 2019, Parris pleaded guilty to one count of distribution
of child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography.
According to court records, on May 8, 2019, FBI agents executed an
arrest warrant for Parris at his residence. At that time, agents seized
the defendant’s cell phone and personal computer. A subsequent
forensics review of the seized computer revealed the presence of
numerous images and videos depicting the sexual exploitation of children
as well as a social media link to a cloud service which Parris shared
with others that contained numerous files associated with child
Parris has remained in federal custody since his arrest.
The FBI’s San Antonio Crimes Against Children Task Force investigated
this case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Tracy Thompson prosecuted this case
on behalf of the government.
This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide
initiative to combat the epidemic of child sexual exploitation and
abuse launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice. Led by U.S.
Attorneys’ 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 exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue
victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please