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Description: Baltimore, Maryland criminal lawyer represented Defendant charged with sexual exploitation of a child to produce child pornography and for being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition.
On November 30, 2020, Harford County Sheriff’s deputies went to Travis Joseph Crawford’s residence, based on an arrest warrant issued for Crawford by Maryland State Police for firearms related offenses. When the officers arrived, they heard Crawford, age 34, of Edgewood, Maryland, call, “Where’s my gun?” Crawford was arrested and law enforcement recovered a cell phone, a smart watch, and a fully-loaded .40-caliber semi-automatic pistol. A search warrant subsequently executed on Crawford’s phone revealed three sexually explicit videos involving Jane Doe, all of which were recorded without her knowledge or permission. Crawford was also previously a convicted felon and therefore was prohibited from possessing a firearm or ammunition.
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 Attorney’s 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 Erek L. Barron commended HSI, ATF, the Maryland State Police, and the Harford County Sheriff’s Office for their work in the investigation. Mr. Barron thanked Assistant U.S. Attorney Paul E. Budlow, who prosecuted the case.
18:2251(a) PRODUCTION OF CHILD PORNOGRAPHY
18:922(g) FELON IN POSSESSION OF A FIREARM AND AMMUNITION
Outcome: Defendant was sentenced to 180 months as to Count 1 and 120 months as to Count 5 to run concurrently to the term imposed as to Count 1 for a total term of 180 months with credit for time-served in federal custody since 2/21/21; SUPERVISED RELEASE for a term of 25 years as to Count 1 and 3 years as to Count 5 to run concurrently to the term imposed as to Count 1 for a total term of 25 years; ASSESSMENT $200.00