BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — A Bloomington, Ind., man has been sentenced to eight years in prison on conspiracy charges to transport child pornography; he will also serve 10 years of supervised release and has been ordered to pay the victim $5,000, a U.S. Department of Justice news release said Wednesday.
Corey Taylor-Simpson, 33, knowingly conspired with another person to send child pornography through the internet, according to court documents. Taylor-Simpson learned sometime between Sept. 1, 2019, and Nov. 14, 2019, that the minor victim was making sexually explicit content and selling it through social media, then facilitated payments between online buyers and the minor victim.
“Society rightfully expects all of us to protect the children of our communities,” Acting U.S. Attorney John Childress said in the news release. “In contrast, this defendant chose to viciously exploit a minor child, not only failing to meet any standards of decency or humanity but choosing instead to inflict significant pain and suffering on a vulnerable victim. My office will pursue anyone capable of such cruelty until justice is served.”
In addition to facilitating money transfers for the minor, documents say Taylor-Simpson provided the minor with a cell phone and internet access. Officials say he also encouraged the minor victim to sell the sexual content because he needed money.
“Distributing child pornography re-victimizes our children every time it is passed from one person to another,” FBI Indianapolis Special Agent in charge of the case Paul Keenan said. “This sentence sends a clear message that adults who sexually exploit minors and traffic such images for their own monetary gain will be identified and held responsible for their actions.”