A Grapevine child sexual predator was sentenced today to 20 years in federal prison, announced U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas Erin Nealy Cox.
Chansellor Ormon Hill, 26, pled guilty to one count of sexual exploitation of children in April following an investigation led by FBI’s Dallas Field Office and the Grapevine Police Department. Mr. Hill was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Reed C. O’Connor.
“Today’s sentence should put those who seek to commit harm to innocent children on notice,” said U.S. Attorney Erin Nealy Cox. “No matter what dark shadows these pedophile predators hide in, law enforcement will shine a light on them and hold them accountable for their conduct. Our prosecutors and law enforcement partners will not rest until every victim of child sexual exploitation is rescued and defendants like Hill are behind bars.”
“The FBI and our partners at the Grapevine Police Department worked together to pursue a child predator who is accused of continuously abusing and exploiting the victim in this case,” said FBI Dallas Special Agent in Charge Matthew DeSarno. “The Grapevine community can rest assured that Mr. Hill is being held accountable for his actions. He will no longer threaten the safety of any child.”
According to a criminal complaint, Mr. Hill entered the family restroom at the City of Grapevine’s recreation center. Inside the restroom, Mr. Hill induced an 11-year old boy to take sexually explicit photos. Using his cell phone, Mr. Hill produced two images of the unclothed minor.
According to court documents, Grapevine Police interviewed Mr. Hill at the recreation center where he admitted to committing sex acts on the child multiple times over a six month period. When asked by law enforcement about the photos of the minor on his cell phone, Mr. Hill responded “I knew it was wrong . . . he’s 12 and I am 25. It’s pretty messed up.”
The FBI’s Dallas Field Office and the Grapevine Police Department conducted the investigation. Assistant United States Attorney A. Saleem is prosecuting the case.
This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a Justice Department initiative designed to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse nationwide. The initiative organizes federal, state, and local resources to better locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims.