September 23, 2023

SAN FRANCISCO — A former schoolteacher has been sentenced to federal jail for receiving express selfies from minors, crimes that had been solely found when the defendant’s important different was investigated for related conduct.

U.S. District Choose Susan Illston final month sentenced Charles Barrett, of San Francisco, to 5 years in jail and three years supervised launch. Barrett’s sentencing got here weeks after a unique choose sentenced Marc Nunez, Barrett’s husband, to at least one yr behind bars.

Prosecutors stated in a sentencing memo that the crimes dated again to 2013 and 2014, when Barrett allegedly inspired teen boys to ship him express photos of themselves. Authorities say he acquired 9 photos from one boy who acknowledged he was 16, and no less than one picture from one other 16-year-old boy. Barrett additionally despatched the second boy express photos of himself, prosecutors stated.

Initially of the prosecution, in 2022, prosecutors stated one of many victims advised police that Barrett traveled to the Fresno space to fulfill and sexually abuse him. Nunez and Barrett’s crimes had been found after police transformed one other youngster pornographer right into a confidential informant and received him to disclose the identities of others he knew to be inquisitive about youngster porn, based on court docket data. Police say they recognized 70 victims between the three males.