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April 19, 2021San Jose, CA, United StatesChild Exploitation

HSI investigation leads to former case manager for homeless sentenced to 60 months for child exploitation

Man ordered to register as sex offender for the rest of his life

SAN JOSE, Calif. - Daniel Corbett, 32, who held a position of public trust as a former case manager at a nonprofit organization assisting homeless families was sentenced for the possession of child pornography, April 6, as the result of a Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) probe.

Corbett was ordered by a Northern District of California federal judge to 60 months incarceration and 5 years supervised release, pay $36,000 in restitution to the victims, $5,000 in fines and required to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life.

“All investigations involving the exploitation of children are heinous, but it is particularly troubling when the accused occupies a position of public trust and seeks to exploit the most vulnerable in our society,” said Special Agent in Charge Tatum King, who oversees HSI operations in Northern California. “HSI in combination with our local, state and federal law enforcement partners are determined to continue to relentlessly pursue child predators.”

HSI encourages the public to report suspected child predators and any suspicious activity through its toll-free Tip Line at 1-866-347-2423 or by completing its online tip form. Both are staffed around the clock. From outside the U.S. and Canada, callers should dial 802-872-6199. Hearing impaired users can call TTY 802-872-6196.

Suspected child sexual exploitation or missing children may be reported to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children via its toll-free 24-hour hotline, 1-800-THE-LOST or online. For internet safety informational and training materials for all ages, please visit NetSmartz and iGuardians.

HSI is a founding member of the Virtual Global Taskforce, an international alliance of law enforcement agencies and private industry sector partners working together to prevent and deter online child sexual abuse.

HSI is a directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the principal investigative arm of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), responsible for investigating transnational crime and threats, specifically those criminal organizations that exploit the global infrastructure through which international trade, travel and finance move. HSI’s workforce of over 10,400 employees consists of more than 7,100 Special Agents assigned to 220 cities throughout the United States, and 80 overseas locations in 53 countries. HSI’s international presence represents DHS’s largest investigative law enforcement presence abroad and one of the largest international footprints in U.S. law enforcement.

Updated: 05/28/2021