Hardin County Man Guilty of Child Pornography Violations
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 (CEOS), 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.
Steinbarth faces up to 20 years in federal prison. A sentencing date has not been set.
This case is being investigated by ICE/HSI, Beaumont Police Department, U.S. Marshals Service, Lumberton Police Department, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office and Orange County Sheriff’s Office and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Christopher T. Tortorice.
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