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CINCINNATI MAN INDICTED FOR PRODUCING CHILD PORN INVOLVING A CHILD HE BABYSAT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2014
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CINCINNATI – A federal grand jury has charged Caleb Zachary Storey, 30, Cincinnati, with one count each of production of child pornography and possession of child pornography, alleging that he took sexually explicit photographs of a child he regularly babysat.

Carter M. Stewart, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio, and Kevin R. Cornelius, Special Agent in Charge, FBI Cincinnati, announced the indictment returned today. 

FBI agents and members of the FBI Child Exploitation Task Force began investigating Storey when an image traceable to an address where he babysat was recovered during a child pornography investigation in Georgia. The image was of a three-and-a-half year old prepubescent male who was naked from the waist down and had an adult male’s hand in the picture. Agents obtained a search warrant for Storey’s apartment and conducted preliminary forensic exams of some items of computer equipment where they found images of child erotica and child pornography.

The FBI arrested Storey on January 8 based on a criminal complaint. He has been in custody since his arrest.

The indictment charges Storey with one count of production of child pornography, punishable by at least 15 and up to 30 years in prison, and one count of possession of child pornography, punishable by up to ten years in prison. Senior U.S. District Judge Sandra S. Beckwith will schedule a trial for Storey.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative designed to protect children from online exploitation and abuse.  Led by the U.S. Attorneys Offices, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children, as well as identify and rescue victims.  For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov/.

The FBI Child Exploitation Task Force includes the Regional Electronics and Computer Investigations (RECI) unit from Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Neil’s Office and the Cincinnati Police Department.

U.S. Attorney Stewart commended the FBI agents and task force officers who are investigating the case, as well as Assistant U.S. Attorney Christy Muncy who is representing the United States in this case.

An indictment merely contains allegations, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.

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