LAWFUEL – US Attorney News – A San Fernando Valley man has been sentenced to 151 months in federal prison for possessing over 1,000 images of child pornography, including pictures and movies portraying sadistic and masochistic acts on children, and distributing nearly two pounds of methamphetamine.
Brett David Schenk, 42, of Studio City, was sentenced Wednesday afternoon by United States District Court J. Spencer Letts.
Schenk pleaded guilty in October to possession of child pornography and distribution of methamphetamine. The investigation into Schenk started in 2003, when the FBI in Boston received information that Schenk was distributing methamphetamine. In August 2003, FBI agents in Boston intercepted a package mailed by Schenk that contained nearly two pounds of pure methamphetamine. In April 2006, law enforcement officers executed a federal search warrant at Schenk’s home and recovered a computer, computer media, and approximately 30 grams of methamphetamine.
A computer forensic examination by the FBI showed that the computer held approximately 1,054 digital pictures and 51 movies depicting child pornography. A number of the pictures and movies portrayed sadistic and masochistic conduct, including children hog-tied, children tied by their wrists, children tied by their wrists and ankles, and children handcuffed. Many of the child depicted in the pornography were under the age of 12.
This case was jointly investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Los Angeles Police Department.
CONTACT: Assistant United States Attorney Kevin S. Rosenberg
Release No. 07-033