A Turlock man was found guilty Friday of conspiring to sexually exploit a minor and receiving or distributing child pornography, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.
Adam Alan Henry, 39, was arrested twice by Ceres police in the fall of 2013. He was taken into custody in September of that year on suspicion of possessing child pornography. While out on bail a month later, officers from the Ceres Police Department's high-tech crimes unit and the FBI returned to his home on Burman Drive in Turlock to serve a search warrant and arrested Henry on federal charges.
Henry's wife, Angele Henry, also was arrested at that time on suspicion of possessing child pornography and using a concealed camera to view a child's body in a private room, according to police.
The two apparently had been running a child care business out of the home, according to the criminal complaint filed in 2013. It went under the name of the Turlock Early Enrichment Center, according to Ceres police.
According to the 2013 complaint, hidden cameras were set up at the home, including one in the bathroom that caught a teen girl undressing and taking a shower. Another was set up in a bedroom, where a victim was shown taking off her clothes. Investigators also found several videos depicting children as young as five engaged in sex acts.
According to court documents, Henry used a file-sharing program from 2007 to 2013 to receive child porn. Additionally, from May 2012 until September 2013, Henry conspired with another person to create video and still images of a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct.
The release did not mention the name of the other person. However, Angele Henry is facing state charges, including lewd and lascivious acts with a child and using an underage child for obscene matter.
The case, which was tried in federal court in Fresno, was the product of an investigation by the Ceres Police Department and the FBI.
Henry will be sentenced on March 5, 2018. He faces 15 to 30 years on the exploitation charge and five to 20 years on the charges tied to receiving child porn. Both charges come with a lifetime of supervision upon release, a $100 penalty assessment and a possible $250,000 fine.
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