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Child Exploitation
09/23/2013

Arlington man sentenced to 7 years for distribution of child porn

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — An Arlington man was sentenced Friday to 84 months in prison, followed by 10 years of supervised release, for distribution of child pornography. His sentence follows an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Washington.

Richard Creech, 45, pleaded guilty May 24. Creech used a peer-to-peer file sharing program to collect and share child pornography videos, including numerous videos of children between 5 and 12 years old being raped and sexually abused. Creech's child pornography collection included more than 1,100 images and 1,300 videos of children being sexually exploited.

Creech wrote and distributed dozens of stories about children being raped. He had a 170-page electronic book entitled "How To Practice Child Love," which provided a step-by-step guide on how to target vulnerable children, coerce them into a sexual relationship and avoid getting caught.

This case was investigated by HSI with assistance from the Northern Virginia-District of Columbia Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.