Greenbelt, Maryland - A federal grand jury yesterday indicted Richard Patrick Jackman, age 39, of Waldorf, Maryland, on charges of transporting and possessing child pornography.
According to court documents, on January 10, 2007, a video that contained child pornography was transmitted via the internet to an undercover agent in the Buffalo, New York Innocent Images Task Force from the IP address associated with luvsmooth, one of the screen names used by Richard Jackman. A search of Jackmans residence, on January 18, 2007, recovered more than 100 images of child pornography from Jackmans computer.
Jackman faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years and a maximum of 40 years in prison, followed by a lifetime of supervised release for transporting child pornography and a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years and a maximum of 20 years in prison followed by a lifetime of supervised release for possession of child pornography. No court date is currently scheduled.
An indictment is not a finding of guilt. An individual charged by indictment is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty at some later criminal proceedings.
This case is being brought as part of Project Safe Childhood. In February 2006, Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales launched Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative designed to protect children from online exploitation and abuse. Led by the United States Attorneys Offices, 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 identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov/.
United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein praised the investigative work performed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Charles County Sheriffs Office. Mr. Rosenstein thanked Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Daniel J. Fortune, who is prosecuting the case.