Man Sentenced For Possessing Tens Of Thousands Of Images And Videos Of ‘Violent’ Child Pornography

 DENVER – United States Attorney Jason R. Dunn announced that Wesley David Gilreath, age 30, of Boulder, was sentenced today to serve 186 months in federal prison (15.5 years) followed by 10 years on supervised release for possession of child pornography. Gilreath was remanded at the conclusion of the sentencing hearing.



According to the stipulated facts contained in his plea agreement, the FBI searched Gilreath’s phone pursuant to a federal search warrant after it was found on a bus. The contents of Gilreath’s phone included approximately 12,000 images and 200 videos depicting child pornography. Gilreath also used the phone to seek out child pornography.

CBS Denver reportedRegional Transportation District employees found a cell phone while they were cleaning buses at RTD’s Boulder terminal on May 31, 2019. In an attempt to discover the phone’s owner, the employees found the device was unlocked and immediately encountered images of child pornography. One of the employees was a former employee of Child Protective Services.


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Additionally, the investigation revealed that in May 2019, Gilreath attempted to purchase a firearm, but that purchase was denied following a query of the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS).

“While one image of child pornography is horrific, tens of thousands of images and videos in the possession of one person is almost incomprehensible in its depravity and wickedness. While we can never return the lost innocence that this defendant has stolen, this sentence ensures that he can no longer contribute to the market for these images,” said U.S. Attorney Jason Dunn. “Mr. Gilreath was also a credible threat to various religious communities in Colorado. They can now rest assured that that threat has been stopped for at least a very long time.”

“The FBI will continue to do everything in its power to stop children from being exploited and bring justice to those responsible,” said FBI Denver Special Agent in Charge Michael Schneider. “This case is a great example of the work that can be done when state and federal partners collaborate to hold those accountable for their actions. We appreciate the dedication of the Boulder Police Department, RTD, and United States Attorney’s Office in this investigation.”

This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Julia Martinez.


Man Sentenced For Possessing Tens Of Thousands Of Images And Videos Of ‘Violent’ Child Pornography Man Sentenced For Possessing Tens Of Thousands Of Images And Videos Of ‘Violent’ Child Pornography Reviewed by Anson Moore on September 08, 2020 Rating: 5

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