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Palmer Man Arrested and Charged for Production of Child Pornography

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Alaska

Anchorage, Alaska – U.S. Attorney Bryan Schroder announced today that Oliver Stewart Reing, 21, of Palmer, has been charged with five counts of production and attempted production of child pornography; and two counts of coercion and enticement and attempted coercion and enticement of a minor. Reing was arrested on March 17, 2020, and was arraigned on the charges yesterday in federal court.

According to the indictment, in June, July, and December 2018, in Alaska, Reing allegedly coerced five minors, including one 14-year-old female in Michigan, to engage in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of producing visual depictions of such conduct.

If the public has any further information regarding Reing’s activities,

please contact the Alaska State Troopers at (907) 375-7723

If convicted, Reing faces a mandatory minimum of 10 years to life in federal prison.  Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed will be based upon the seriousness of the offense and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

The Alaska State Troopers (AST) conducted the investigation leading to the charges in this case.  This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Kyle Reardon.

The investigation is also part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse.  Led by U.S. Attorneys’ Offices, Project Safe Childhood combines 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.justice.gov/psc.

The charges in the indictment are merely allegations, and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

Updated March 19, 2020

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