OAKLAND — A Walnut Creek person was sentenced to six several years in federal prison for sending movies depicting kid sexual abuse to undercover brokers who infiltrated an on the internet pornography chatroom, courtroom information demonstrate.
Jeffrey Phillips, 35, was sentenced by U.S. District Choose Jon Tigar. The sentence was handed down in April but hasn’t been formerly documented.
The sentence is roughly 50 percent of what prosecutors questioned for in a sentencing memorandum, and even lower than the 8-12 months prison time period requested by Phillips’ attorney.
Phillips was charged in early 2020, following he joined a Kik messenger chat that authorities say was regarded for web hosting baby pornography. He allegedly talked to two undercover agents, like a person who posed as a nanny, about how he’d molested a girl in a scorching tub, and despatched the agent videos depicting a prepubescent lady remaining raped by a guy.
He also questioned the “nanny” to molest a 9-12 months-old woman purportedly in her treatment, and “please make a online video,” according to prosecutors.
“In the program of his offense perform, not happy with merely possessing, viewing and sharing visuals depicting horrific sexual violence from quite young little ones, defendant actively sought the development of new boy or girl pornography employing objects and conduct he described as sexually gratifying to himself,” assistant U.S. Attorney Jonathan Lee wrote in a sentencing memo.
In an job interview with a psychological health experienced that happened after Phillips was charged, he claimed all his discuss about prior sexual crimes was faux and that he was just telling a “pushy” undercover agent what he considered they wanted to hear. He claimed he realized the human being was not genuinely a nanny and that he did not thoroughly inspect the films prior to sending them. He claimed the little one pornography was just a “fraction” of what he was looking at on the web, in accordance to courtroom records.
Phillips will acquire credit history for the two many years he spent in jail awaiting sentence. After his prison phrase he’ll be placed on supervised launch for 5 several years. He is continue to at Santa Rita Jail in Dublin, pending transfer to the Bureau of Prisons procedure.