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April 18, 2019Philadelphia , PAUnited StatesChild Exploitation

Pennsylvania man indicted on child exploitation offenses

HARRISBURG — On Thursday, April 18, the United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, announced a York Man, Pennsylvania man, was indicted, by a federal grand jury for the exploitation of minors, following an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Philadelphia with assistance from the Pennsylvania State Police and other members of the Inter-agency Child Exploitation Task Force in Central Pennsylvania.

The indictment alleges, that Steven R. Iseman, 46, between 2015 and September 2018, in York County, used a minor to produce child pornography, received and distributed child pornography, and possessed child pornography involving minors under the age of 12. The three-count indictment also includes a notice of the Government’s intent to forfeit all images of child pornography and the electronic devices associated with those images.

This investigation was conducted under HSI’s Operation Predator, an international initiative to protect children from sexual predators. Since the launch of Operation Predator in 2003, HSI has arrested more than 19,000 individuals for crimes against children, including the production and distribution of online child exploitation material, traveling overseas for sex with minors, and sex trafficking of children. In fiscal year 2018, more than 3,000 (3191) child predators were arrested by HSI special agents under this initiative and more than 850 (859) victims identified or rescued.

HSI encourages the public to report suspected child predators and any suspicious activity through its toll-free Tip Line at 1-866-DHS-2-ICE or by completing its online tip form. Both are staffed around the clock by investigators. 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, an Operation Predator partner, via its toll-free 24-hour hotline, 1-800-THE-LOST. For additional information about wanted suspected child predators, download HSI's Operation Predator smartphone app or visit the online suspect alerts page. 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.

Assistant United States Attorney James T. Clancy is prosecuting the case.

Updated: 11/19/2020