Fort Wayne Man Sentenced For Cross-Country Child Porn Escapade

By Eric Dutkiewicz

January 23, 2013 Updated Oct 30, 2013 at 7:59 PM EDT

DENVER (www.incnow.tv) - A Fort Wayne man has been sentenced to 34 years in federal prison on child pornography charges.

Steven Raines, 35, of Fort Wayne, pleaded guilty in October to charges of attempted coercion and enticement (to engage in unlawful sexual activity with a minor child) and distribution of child pornography, according to the U.S. District Attorney in Colorado's office.

Authorities say that Raines chatted online with an undercover Homeland Security agent posing as a mother with two underage daughters. As part of the plea agreement, Raines admitted to expressing interest in having sex with the undercover agent and the ficticious daughters, the D.A.'s office says.

The interest went so far as to Raines planning a trip to Colorado to meet the three, and bring a collection of child pornography to train the two young girls, authorities say.

Additionally, Raines produced photos during the chat room communications showing Raines molesting a child.

To read full details of Raines plea agreement and sentencing, click here (warning: some details may not be suitable for all readers).




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