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Tugboat Owner Charged with Production, Possession And Receipt of Child Pornography

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

A Detroit man was indicted yesterday on charges of production, possession and receipt of child pornography, First Assistant United States Attorney Saima Mohsin announced today. 

Mohsin was joined in the announcement by Special Agent in Charge Steven M. D'Antuono of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Detroit Division (FBI).

Indicted was Wade Preston Streeter, 49.  Streeter was arrested on November 21, 2019 on a criminal complaint and is being held in custody during the pendency of this case.

According to court records, Streeter is alleged to have sexually assaulted and covertly produced sexually graphic photographs of minor boys as well as engaged in sexually explicit conversations with the minor victims.  This alleged conduct took place both at his home in Detroit and on his tugboat. 

The FBI is asking for the public’s help to identify potential victims of Streeter, who would befriend young boys on Facebook and other social media sites and then arrange to meet them privately.

Anyone who may have been victimized by Wade Preston Streeter, or anyone who may have information about his alleged criminal behavior, is encouraged to call 313-426-3880 or email the FBI at

The FBI is legally mandated to identify victims of federal crimes that it investigates. Identified victims may be eligible for certain services and rights under federal and/or state law. Victims in this investigation can find information about the hearings in this case at

It is important to note that an indictment is merely a charge and should not be considered as evidence of guilt. The defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

The case is being investigated by special agents of the FBI and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys April Russo and Barbara Lanning.

Updated December 4, 2019

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