There are some crimes that leave you shocked, saddened and in despair. This is one of the cases. Unfortunately, this type of crime is increasing every single day. We can only hope he gets the justice he deserves in prison that I doubt the victim will get in a court of law. Although, I do sincerely hope I am wrong.
Derrick Joseph Rady, 35, was charged with one count each of sexual exploitation of a minor and distribution of child pornography. If he is convicted the minimum sentence is 20 years and the maximum is 50 years. Rady raped a one year old and recorded the crime so that he could distribute it on the internet. Police found the device he was using to turn his video into child porn.
“It is a high priority of the FBI to protect the most vulnerable in our society: our children,” said Aaron C. Rouse, FBI Las Vegas Special Agent in Charge. “Every time child pornography is viewed on the internet it re-victimizes a child.”
The case is being investigated by the Northern Nevada Child Exploitation Task Force, which is comprised of members of the FBI, the Reno Police Department, the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office, and the Nevada Attorney General’s Office. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Shannon M. Bryant.
An indictment is merely a formal charge that a defendant has committed a violation of criminal laws and every defendant is presumed innocent until, and unless, proven guilty.
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 U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, 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 to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood and for information about internet safety education, please visit www.justice.gov/psc.