Ex-Seattle-area youth baseball umpire sentenced for producing child pornography
SEATTLE – A Shoreline man was sentenced Wednesday to 15 years in federal prison followed by 20 years’ supervised release for production of child pornography, after a probe by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
Jeremy Gregory, 36, befriended the victims’ father while serving as a youth baseball umpire and began taking the two boys, then 13 and 11 years old, to baseball games and amusement parks. According to court records, he exploited the family’s limited financial resources, grooming the boys by offering cell phones, gift cards, and money for sexually-explicit conduct.
Many of the assaults occurred in public restrooms near fields where Gregory worked as an umpire. The older victim reported the abuse to his father who immediately contacted police.
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