Previous sex offender convicted again

By: U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Texas
| Published 01/28/2020

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HOUSTON, TX -- A 45-year-old Southwest Houston man has been convicted of sexual exploitation of a child aka production of child pornography, announced U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick.

Reginald Desean Love aka Tru admitted he recorded a video of a minor female performing oral sex on him.

In September 2017, a 15-year-old girl contacted authorities and gave them a cell phone that contained the video Love made depicting the sex act. Law enforcement conducted a search on two rooms at a local Motel 6 where they discovered another juvenile girl performing oral sex on an adult male.

Love was previously convicted in 2010 of felony indecency with a 14-year-old girl. As part of his sentence, he was ordered to register as a sex offender.

U.S. District Judge Sim Lake accepted Love’s guilty plea today and set sentencing for April 24, 2020. At that time, he faces a minimum of 25 and up to 50 years in federal prison and a possible $250,000 maximum fine. Upon completion of any prison term imposed, Love also faces a maximum of life on supervised release during which time the court can impose a number of special conditions designed to protect children and prohibit the use of the internet. He is also expected to have to again register as a sex offender.

Love has been and will remain in custody pending his sentencing hearing.

The Texas Department of Public Safety conducted the investigation.

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Carrie Wirsing and Jill J. Stotts are prosecuting the case, which was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood (PSC), a nationwide initiative the Department of Justice (DOJ) launched in May 2006 to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. U.S. Attorneys' Offices and the Criminal Division's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section leads PSC, which marshals federal, state and local resources to locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who sexually exploit children and identifies and rescues victims. For more information about PSC, please visit DOJ’s PSC page. For more information about internet safety education, please visit the resources tab on that page.

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