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Date: 12-13-2022

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United States of America v. Shaun Marvin

Case Number: 1:21-cr-00673

Judge: Timothy J. Kelly

Court: United States District Court for the District of Columbia (Washington County)

Plaintiff's Attorney: United States Attorney’s Office

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Description: Washington, DC: Criminal law lawyer represented Defendant charged with distributing child porn.

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Shaun Marvin, age 43, from Colorado, joined a chat group dedicated to trading child pornography. Marvin distributed multiple images depicting the sexual abuse of children to members of that group. After law enforcement agents seized Marvin’s digital devices, they discovered over 25,000 images of child pornography on his devices, including images depicting the rape and torture of infants and toddlers.

This case was investigated by the FBI Washington Field Office’s Child Exploitation and Human Trafficking Task Force. The task force is composed of FBI agents, along with other federal agents and detectives from northern Virginia and the District of Columbia. The task force is charged with investigating and bringing federal charges against individuals engaged in the exploitation of children and those engaged in human trafficking.

This case was brought as part of the Department of Justice's Project Safe Childhood initiative. In February 2006, the Attorney General created Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative designed to protect children from online exploitation and abuse. Led by the U.S. Attorney's Offices, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to better locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit

In announcing the sentence, U.S. Attorney Graves commended the work of those who investigated the case from the FBI’s Child Exploitation and Human Trafficking Task Force. He also thanked the FBI's Denver Field Office - Colorado Springs RA. He acknowledged the efforts of those who worked on the case from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, including Paralegal Specialist Alexis Spencer-Anderson, and Victim/Witness Advocate Yvonne Bryant. 

Finally, he commended the work of Assistant U.S. Attorney Janani Iyengar, who investigated and prosecuted the case.

18 U.S.C. § 2252(a)(2); ACTIVITIES RE MATERIAL CONSTITUTING/CONTAINING CHILD PORNO; Distribution of Child Pornography

Outcome: Defendant sentenced to ninety-six (96) months of Incarceration followed by one hundred twenty (120) months of Supervised Release (with conditions). $100 Special Assessment.

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