Convicted Offender Facing New Sex Crime Charges

SPOKANE — A Spokane man already serving time for possessing child pornography has been sentenced to an additional 20 years more in prison for producing child pornography.

But Terry Dallas Griffith’s legal issues are far from over as more evidence has linked him to sexual assault of a pre-teen girl.

In 2004 Terry Griffith, 38, was arrested after an investigation uncovered thousands of pictures and videos depicting child pornography at his home. He later pled guilty to possessing child pornography and was sentenced to 57 months in prison and was tranferred to Taft Prison in California.

After he was sent to prison, Griffith, reportedly wrote letters to a girl that “indicated a possible physical relationship between Griffith” and the girl, who was 15-years-old at the time. Additionally he asked the teen to send nude videos of her to him in prison.

An investigation was launched and authorities contacted the girl who later admitted that Griffith, who had babysat the girl at his home since she was 10-years-old, had taken nude photos of her which he had downloaded to his computer and that he had been sexually abusing her since she was 10.

As the investigation into Griffith’s past continued, in early 2007 a DVD with video footage was given by federal authorities investigating Griffith’s production of child pornography for his federal case to detectives with the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office. The DVD included graphic footage of Griffith reportedly forcing the young girl to perform a variety of sexual acts which he and his ex-wife Yekateryna Prokhenevstiy, 27, videotaped.

Prokhenevstiy, during a phone interview with sheriff’s detectives, reportedly said that she divorced Griffith because “he liked little girls” and that Griffith had made videos of the victim, with Prokhenevstiy assisting to make the videos because “you do what your husband says” she allegedly told detectives.

Following Griffith’s senctencing Tuesday in federal court for producing child pornography he was sent back to Spokane County Court where he is now facing 1st Degree Rape, 1st Degree Child Molestation and 2nd Degree Child Molestation charges.

Griffith’s ex-wife Yekateryna Prokhenevstiy, who moved to an undisclosed location out of the state after their divorce, is also facing a 1st Degree Child Molestation charge.