A Glen Burnie man was sentenced to 40 years in federal prison followed by 40 years of supervised release for producing child pornography in connection to his sexual abuse of a young boy, according to a press release.
U.S. District Judge Richard Bennett sentenced Glenn Ranger, 56, taking into consideration additional evidence presented during his sentencing Wednesday that Ranger also abused a girl in the 1990s beginning when she was 5 years old, the release said.
According to his guilty plea, beginning in at least 2004, Ranger persuaded, enticed and coerced an approximately 7-year-old boy to engage in sexually explicit conduct in order to produce videos and images of that conduct. Ranger also recorded the abuse. The boy was unaware that Ranger was recording the abuse.
In July 2014, Ranger leased a storage unit in Pasadena but failed to pay the rent for the unit, according to the release. An Easton resident purchased its contents at auction in March 2018 and turned over contents, including computers, VHS tapes, photos and binders of organized images of child pornography, to law enforcement. Framed photographs included five images of child pornography, including images documenting Ranger’s abuse of the 7-year-old boy.
The digital devices contained over 200 images of child pornography and more than 10,000 child exploitative/age difficult images, the release said. Two of the VHS tapes contained videos of Ranger sexually abusing the 7-year-old on three separate occasions, and also show Ranger taking sexually explicit photographs of him. The XD card used to store the images was also located among the items from Ranger’s storage unit.
Ranger was arrested on April 4, 2018. His mobile phone was examined after his arrest and revealed he had visited the social media profile of the 7-year-old, and had made over 46,000 searches using terms such as “nude teen boys,” “nude teenager girl,” “nude teenager boy,” “pure nudist,” and “familys nude,” according to the release.
Bennett ordered that upon release from prison, Ranger must register as a sex offender where he lives, works and goes to school.
United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Robert K. Hur commended U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations-Baltimore, the Maryland State Police, the Easton Police Department, the Baltimore County Police Department, and the Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney’s Office for their work in the investigation. Mr. Hur thanked Assistant U.S. Attorney Paul E. Budlow, who prosecuted the federal case.
“Glenn Ranger is a predator and our communities are safer because he will now serve 40 years in federal prison,” Hur said. “This is an especially egregious case because it involves such young children and the impact of Ranger’s crimes on the victims will continue for the rest of their lives. We are very grateful to the person who turned the child pornography over to authorities, so that Ranger could be brought to justice.”
This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative the Department of Justice launched in May 2006 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, visit www.justice.gov/psc. For more information about Internet safety education, visit www.justice.gov/psc.