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Sex offender to spend 10 years in prison for child porn

Gregg Carl Baird, 45, sentenced

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HOUSTON – A Spring man was convicted of possessing child pornography and ordered to federal prison, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced Friday.

Gregg Carl Baird, 45, was convicted in March 2010 on the state charges, according to a news release from the office of U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson. Baird was forced to register as a sex offender upon his release in 2014, and then he pleaded guilty to a new federal charge on Jan. 8 of this year, officials said.

A U.S. district judge sentenced Baird to 121 months in prison. Baird will also have to serve the rest of his life on supervised release, once he’s out of prison.

Supervised release will hopefully keep him away from children and the Internet, officials said. And once again, Baird will be ordered to register as a sex offender.

A nationwide investigation called Operation Pacifier identified Baird as a possible child pornography suspect, officials said.

Based on some information suggesting Baird was accessing files from a website known for child pornography, the FBI got a search warrant.

“Forensic analysis on the items seized during the search resulted in the discovery of child pornography images/videos, to include more than 450 videos and 2,300 images of child pornography,” the news release says. “Several of the videos depicted the penetration of a minor under the age of 5, and bondage of a child.”
 
Baird will remain behind bars until he can be transferred to federal prison.