Redding Man Sentenced To Three Years In Prison For Possession Of Child Pornography
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — U.S. District Judge Kimberly J. Mueller sentenced Gerald Steven Kronberger, 35, of Redding, today to three years in prison for possessing images of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced.
This case was the product of an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). Assistant United States Attorney Michelle Rodriguez prosecuted the case.
According to court documents, on June 19, 2012, HSI executed a federal search warrant at Kronberger’s residence. Forensic analysis of seized electronic equipment later indicated that Kronberger possessed many images and videos of child pornography.
This case was brought as 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 the United States Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to locate, apprehend, and prosecute those who sexually exploit children, and to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.usdoj.gov/psc.