Daniel Lewis Dolde, 43, of Coraopolis, Pa., was charged in federal court with committing the offense. HSI special agents discovered videos and images on his computer depicting minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct.
If convicted, Dolde faces 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. He was released on bond.
This investigation was part of Operation Predator, a nationwide HSI initiative to protect children from sexual predators, including those who travel overseas for sex with minors, Internet child pornographers, criminal alien sex offenders and child sex traffickers. HSI encourages the public to report suspected child predators and any suspicious activity through its toll-free hotline at 1-866-DHS-2ICE or by completing its online tip form. Both are staffed around the clock by investigators.
Suspected child sexual exploitation or missing children may be reported to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, an Operation Predator partner, at 1-800-843-5678 or http://www.cybertipline.com.