Anne Arundel County Man Sentenced to 188 Months in Prison for Production of Child Pornography
BALTIMORE, MD—Chief U.S. District Judge Catherine C. Blake sentenced Jason Carpenski, age 28, of Brooklyn, Maryland, today to 188 months in prison, followed by lifetime supervised release, for production of child pornography. Chief Judge Blake ordered that upon his release from prison, Carpenski must register as a sex offender in the place where he resides, where he is an employee, and where he is a student, under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA).
The sentence was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Special Agent in Charge Kevin Perkins of the Federal Bureau of Investigation—Baltimore; Assistant Director in Charge Paul M. Abbate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation—Washington Field Office; and Anne Arundel County Police Chief Tim Altomare.
According to Carpenski’s plea agreement, on July 28, 2014, Carpenski responded to an Internet advertisement placed by an undercover FBI Task Force Officer in Washington, D.C.. Over the next two days Carpenski discussed with the undercover officer in on-line and telephone communications his interest in images and activities involving sexual contact between adult males and their young, prepubescent daughters. Carpenski told the undercover officer that he had access to two prepubescent girls and described sexual contact he had with both of them. Carpenski sent the undercover officer a sexually explicit image that Carpenski had taken documenting his sexual abuse of one of the girls.
On August 5, 2015, a search warrant was executed at Carpenski’s residence. Carpenski admitted that he utilized his cell phone to access the Internet and communicate online. Carpenski admitted taking sexually explicit images and inappropriately touching Victim One, who was younger than eight years old at the time of the conduct. Carpenski also admitted sending some of the images he had taken of Victim One to individuals in other states and countries. A search of Carpenski’s e-mail account and forensic examination of his phone recovered over 500 images and four video files depicting prepubescent children engaged in sexually explicit conduct. Some of those images had also been e-mailed to others.
The case was investigated by the FBI-led Maryland Child Exploitation Task Force (MCETF), created in 2010 to combat child prostitution, with members from10 state and federal law enforcement agencies. The Task Force coordinates with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and the Maryland State Police Child Recovery Unit to identify children who are being sexually exploited, and missing children being advertised online for prostitution.
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 individuals who sexually exploit children, and to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.justice.gov/psc. For more information about Internet safety education, please visit www.justice.gov/psc and click on the “resources” tab on the left of the page.
United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein commended the FBI’s Baltimore and Washington Field Offices, and the Anne Arundel County Police Department for their work in the investigation. Mr. Rosenstein thanked Assistant U.S. Attorney Tamera L. Fine, who prosecuted the case.