Repeat Child Sex Offender Sentenced to 210 Months in Prison
for Receipt of Child Pornography
David Kevin Schultz, age 54, of Laurel, Delaware, was sentenced today to 210 months in prison for receipt of child pornography. Schultz also was sentenced to 10 years of supervised release following his prison sentence. He also will be required to register as a sex offender in any jurisdiction in which he lives, works, or attends school. United States Attorney Charles M. Oberly, III made the announcement following Schultz’s sentencing hearing before United States District Judge Sue L. Robinson.
Schultz is a previously convicted and registered child sex offender. On October 31, 1995, Schultz was convicted of Unlawful Sexual Intercourse Third Degree and Unlawful Sexual Penetration Third Degree involving a female victim who was 13 years old.
According to the indictment and court documents filed in the current case, the current investigation began when Department of Homeland Security agents received information relating to Schultz’s involvement with child pornography from a man who was arrested in a separate child sexual assault investigation in Maryland. Federal law enforcement agents executed a federal search warrant at Schultz’s Laurel, Delaware residence in April 2012, seizing over 30 computers and other physical evidence. During a forensic examination of the computer equipment, agents found a video of Schultz directing a female minor and a young adult male to engage in various sex acts in his Laurel home. Agents also found other images of a female minor engaged in sex acts, which Schultz had edited into “compilation” videos. The forensic examination also revealed that Schultz had used the computers to receive and possess numerous images of child pornography featuring adolescent and prepubescent females via the Internet.
Following the sentencing hearing, United States Attorney Charles M. Oberly, III stated: “The pervasiveness of David Schultz’s involvement with child pornography is shocking. His actions over an extended period of time have caused grievous harm to his own family and others. He has single-handedly corrupted his victims to further his own perversions. He deserves every day of the sentence imposed today.”
"HSI is committed to holding child predators accountable for their actions,” said John Kelleghan, special agent in charge of HSI Philadelphia. “These heinous crimes cause irreparable damage to our children and society. HSI will continue to pursue those who commit such crimes until justice is served.”This case is being investigated by U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Edward J. McAndrew