Reno man sentenced for sexual exploitation of infant daughter

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RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - A Reno man has been sentenced in federal court for sexually exploiting his infant daughter and distributing images of her engaged in sexually explicit conduct, according to U.S. Attorney Dayle Elieson for the District of Nevada.

37-year-old Derrick Joseph Rady was sentenced October 9, 2018 to 40 years in federal prison, followed by lifetime supervised release, after pleading guilty to sexual exploitation of a minor and distribution of child pornography.

According to court documents, Facebook and Google both reported possible child pornography on their sites to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Members of the Northern Nevada Child Exploitation Task Force searched Rady's Reno home and seized multiple electronic devices containing child pornography.

The US Attorney's Office says Rady admitted to using his cell phone to take photos of his infant daughter’s genitals and of her touching his penis. These photos were uploaded automatically from the cell phone to a Google Drive cloud account. He further admitted to using his computer to distribute images of a minor engaging in sexually explicit conduct.

Sexual exploitation carries a mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years in prison and a maximum of 30 years in prison. Distribution of child pornography carries a mandatory minimum sentence of five years in prison and a maximum of 20 years in prison. Rady also will be required to register as a sex offender under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act.

The case was investigated by the Northern Nevada Child Exploitation Task Force, which is comprised of members of the FBI, the Reno Police Department, the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office, and the Nevada Attorney General’s Office.

If you have information regarding possible child sexual exploitation, make a report here.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood uses federal, state and local resources to locate, apprehend and prosecute people who exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood and for information about internet safety education, click here.