The counts charged that he used and coerced two minor females to engage in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of producing a visual depiction of the conduct.According to the complaint and other court documents, in July 2014, law enforcement agents arrested a subject, who lived out of state, on charges involving the sexual exploitation of minors.This case was prosecuted in federal court as part of “Project Safe Childhood,” the Department of Justice’s nationwide initiative 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 (CEOS), Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to better locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who exploit children using the internet, as well as identify and rescue victims.
Subsequent investigation revealed that Thomas Gervais was one of those producing and trading child pornography with the subject.
ANTIGO — A teenager accused of shooting and injuring two students outside a high school prom in Antigo, Wisconsin died after police returned fire, officials said Sunday, April 24th.
Investigators are now looking into why the suspect approached the school on Saturday night, armed with a rifle and opened fire.
The sentence followed his guilty plea to two counts of production of child pornography.
Gervais (age: 45) of Antigo, Wisconsin, was sentenced yesterday to 45 years imprisonment by United States District Judge William C. Judge Griesbach also ordered a lifetime term of supervised release.