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Former Tucson teacher sentenced for distribution, possession of child pornography

Ryan Bono (Source: amsschools.org) Ryan Bono (Source: amsschools.org)
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

On May 22, U.S. District Judge James A. Soto sentenced former middle school teacher and soccer coach, Ryan Bono to 7 years and 3 months in prison.

According to a news release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Arizona Bono had pleaded guilty to two counts of distribution of child pornography, one count of possession of child pornography and one count of knowing access of child pornography.  

His prison term will be followed by supervised release, with stringent sex offender conditions, including that he register as a sex offender. 

A 2017 investigation led by the Tucson Office of Homeland Security Investigations, revealed that Bono had been distributing sexually explicit images of children online using file-sharing software.  A search of his computers and media storage devices revealed that he had downloaded hundreds of images and videos depicting sexual abuse of pre-pubescent children.  In handing down the sentence, the Court found that Bono posed a danger, in part because he had placed himself around children by working as a teacher and coach.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice.  

Led by United States Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals 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. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov.

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