Tacoma – A 29-year-old former resident of Washougal, Washington, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Tacoma to 15 years in prison for making videos of the rape of two infant children, announced U.S. Attorney Tessa M. Gorman. Steven Rian Price was convicted at trial of multiple felonies in Clark County Superior Court. Price was sentenced to 108 years in state custody. The 15-year federal sentence will run concurrently with the state sentence. At the sentencing hearing U.S. District Judge Benjamin H. Settle said, “The seriousness of this offense cannot be overstated. The crime was unspeakably cruel and depraved. No words can describe the horrors of the abuse… The victims will live with this for the rest of their lives.”
According to records in the case, Price was residing in a motel in Washougal. In summer 2019, Price used a smartphone to videotape the rape of an infant child. Later that year, Price used the online communication platforms Discord and Skype to share videos depicting the rape of the infant. Also in the summer of 2019, Price filmed the sexual assault of a second infant – the child of an acquaintance. In October 2019, the day after one of the videos was uploaded, Discord alerted law enforcement and Vancouver Police moved quickly to arrest Price.
The case was investigated by the Vancouver Police Department Digital Evidence Cybercrimes Unit.
The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Zachary Dillon.