Man imprisoned for child porn possession
HOUSTON Richard Carl Green also must register as a sex offender, serve a life term of supervised release and comply with special conditions to limit his access to the Internet, U.S. District Judge Keith P. Ellison ruled Wednesday. Green had pleaded guilty in December to child pornography charges. Detectives with the Immigration and Customs Enforcement launched an investigation after they determined Green had subscribed to a child pornography website, according to a statement issued by the U.S. Department of Justice. They uncovered e-mails between Green and the webmaster regarding his subscription and complaints he hadn't received his access to the child porn. Then during the execution of search warrants at his Dickinson home and Houston business, detectives found more than 1,000 and 127 videos of child porn on his computers and on CDs, according to the statement. He was arrested in August 2009 and had been held without bond until his sentencing Wednesday. The images and videos investigators found were sent to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, who verified that images from 19 identified victims were found on Green's computer equipment, according to the statement. This case is part of a nationwide initiative called Project Safe Childhood to curb child sexual exploitation and abuse.