United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner
Eastern District of California
Stockton Man Indicted for Receipt and Possession of Child Pornography
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||
CONTACT: Lauren Horwood
June 16, 2011
PHONE: (916) 554-2706
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced today that a federal grand jury returned a two-count indictment against James Dombeck, 40, of Stockton, charging him with receiving and sharing child pornography and possession of child pornography.
According to the indictment, between January 2006 and May 22, 2011, Dombeck downloaded and shared child pornography. The indictment also alleges that on June 2, 2011, Dombeck was in possession of child pornography, including several videos with titles like "kiddy Rape" and "Pedo Mom."
This case is the product of an extensive investigation by the Sacramento Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, which is federally and state funded and managed by the Sacramento Sheriff's Department. ICAC is composed of agents from federal, state, and local agencies who investigate online child exploitation crimes, including child pornography, enticement, and sex trafficking. Assistant United States Attorney Kyle Reardon is prosecuting the case.
The penalty for receipt of child pornography is a mandatory minimum of five years and up to 20 years in prison, a fine of $250,000, and a lifetime period of supervised release. The maximum statutory penalty for possession of child pornography is up to 10 years in prison, a fine of $250,000, and a lifetime period of supervised release. The actual sentence, however, will be determined at the discretion of the court after consideration of any applicable statutory factors and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, which take into account a number of variables.
The charges are only allegations and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood (PSC), a nationwide initiative by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by United States Attorneys' Offices and the Criminal Division's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, PSC mobilizes federal, state, and local resources to locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information, visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov or call the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of California and ask to speak with the PSC coordinator.
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