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February 20, 2015

Roseville Man Sentenced to 84 Months for Possession of Child Pornography

SACRAMENTO, CA—Daniel Harrison McGrath, 60, resident of Roseville, California, was sentenced today by United States District Judge Garland E. Burrell, Jr. to seven years in prison for possession of child pornography, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced.

According to court documents, during an unrelated investigation, McGrath told investigating officers that he had images of child pornography on his computer. A subsequent search identified more than 3,000 images and videos of child pornography on McGrath’s computer and on multiple CDs created by McGrath. Some of the images showed prepubescent children, sadistic and masochistic conduct, and infants.

This case was the product of an investigation by the City of Roseville Police Department, the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant United States Attorneys Todd A. Pickles and Kyle Reardon prosecuted the case.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by the United States Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to locate, apprehend, and prosecute those who sexually exploit children, and to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.usdoj.gov/psc. Click on the “resources” tab for information about Internet safety education.

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