Larry James Kramer, 38, has been sentenced to 151 months in federal prison for distribution of child pornography, United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson announced today. Kramer pleaded guilty Jan. 13, 2012. Kramer is required to register as a sex offender.
U.S. District Judge Keith Ellison, who handed down the sentence today, further ordered he spend the rest of his life on supervised release following completion of that prison term.
The investigation began in October 2008, when Kramer was discovered by undercover agents trading child pornography on a publicly accessible website. Images posted by Kramer contained young females posed in a lewd and lascivious manner.
Additionally, in a chat discovered by law enforcement, Kramer discussed his love of 14-year-old females and what he referred to as “jailbait.”
In January 2010, Immigration and Customs Enforcement – Homeland Security Investigations (ICE-HSI) executed a federal search warrant at Kramer’s residence, at which time Kramer admitted to trading child pornography images with someone approximately one month prior. Kramer indicated there would be child pornography images on his computer and on DVDs next to his computer.
Approximately 5188 images of child pornography and 143 videos containing child pornography were recovered, the majority of which exceeded five minutes in length. The images and videos involved pre-pubescent minors and sadistic acts including bondage, oral sex, images with adults present, masturbation and instances of lascivious displays of genitals.
Kramer was allowed to remain on bond and voluntarily surrender to a U.S. Bureau of Prisons facility to be determined in the near future.