Anchorage Man Sentenced for Enticement of Minors
Anchorage, Alaska – Acting U.S. Attorney Bryan Schroder announced today that Steven Michael Maddox, 56, resident of Anchorage, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Ralph R. Beistline to serve 15 years and 8 months in prison, to be followed by a lifetime term of supervised release, for three counts of enticing and attempting to entice minors to engage in sex acts.
In 2014 and early 2015, the defendant provided drugs and alcohol to three different teenage girls, using the drugs and alcohol to entice the minors into engaging in sex acts.
At sentencing, Judge Beistline noted the defendant’s own troubled upbringing, but stated, “[a]ctions have consequences, and here you are dealing with the consequences of your actions.” Judge Beistline’s sentence was designed, in part, to deter the defendant from future misconduct, and to “reaffirm societal norms – let the world know that this kind of conduct is unacceptable.” “We have to protect teenagers,” said Judge Beistline, “because they are so darn vulnerable.”
Judge Beistline also commented on the “selfish, repugnant, [and] inexcusable” nature of the defendant’s conduct. “The result of this conduct,” said Judge Beistline, “is generational. These victims are going to be dealing with this for a long time.” To the victims, two of whom presented statements at sentencing, Judge Beistline said, “[h]e has hurt you badly. Rise above it. Don’t let him hurt you anymore.”
The case was the product of an investigation by the FBI and Anchorage Police Department, working together through the FBI’s Safe Streets/Crimes Against Children/Human Trafficking Task Force. task force marshals federal, state, and local resources to better locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who exploit children through sex trafficking, as well as to identify and recover victims. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kyle Reardon prosecuted the case.