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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Ohio

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Columbus Man Sentenced to 240 Months for Creating Child Pornography of 14-Month-Old

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Steven R. Trent, 46, of Columbus, was sentenced in U.S. District Court to 240 months in prison for using a minor female under the age of 2 years to engage in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of producing child pornography.

Benjamin C. Glassman, Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio, Angela L. Byers, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Cincinnati Field Division, and Columbus Police Chief Kim Jacobs announced the sentence handed down today by U.S. District Judge Gregory L. Frost.

According to court documents, Trent took photographs of the genitalia of a 14-month-old female and his own genitalia on or attempting to penetrate the victim.

Trent pleaded guilty on December 15, 2015 to one count of production of child pornography. He was also sentenced to 20 years of supervised release and ordered to register as a sex offender.

“The nature and circumstances of the defendant’s offense are nothing short of horrendous,” Acting U.S. Attorney Glassman said.

Acting U.S. Attorney Glassman commended the cooperative investigation by the FBI and Columbus Division of Police, as well as Assistant United States Attorney Heather A. Hill, who is representing the United States in this case. 

Project Safe Childhood
Updated March 23, 2016