Fairbanks Man Indicted for Child Exploitation Crimes
ANCHORAGE, AK—United States Attorney Karen L. Loeffler announced today that a federal grand jury returned a two-count indictment against Clint Michael Landry, 57, of Fairbanks, Alaska, charging him with attempted production of child pornography, and attempted coercion and enticement of a minor.
According to court documents, between May 18, 2014, and May 19, 2014, Landry attempted to coerce a minor into engaging in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of producing a visual depiction of that conduct.
The case was the product of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant United States Attorney Kyle Reardon is prosecuting the case.
If convicted of attempted production of child pornography, Landry faces a maximum statutory penalty of not less than 15 and up to 30 years’ imprisonment. If convicted of attempted coercion and enticement, Landry faces a maximum statutory penalty of not less than 10 years and up to life. Both counts carry fines of up to $250,000, as well as the possibility of a lifetime period of supervised release following any sentence of imprisonment. Any sentence, however, would be determined at the discretion of the court after consideration of any applicable statutory factors and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, which take into account a number of variables. The charges are only allegations; the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
This prosecution is part of the Department of Justice’s ongoing Project Safe Childhood (PSC) initiative which was launched to increase federal prosecutions of sexual predators of children, and to reduce the number of Internet crimes against children including child pornography trafficking. As a part of PSC, the United States Attorney’s Office has teamed with state and local agencies and organizations to increase law enforcement presence on the Internet, and to educate the public about safe Internet use, thereby reducing the risk that children might fall prey to online sexual predators. For additional information on the PSC initiative, please go to www.projectsafechildhood.gov or call the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Alaska.