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The original item was published from 9/21/2016 9:27:41 AM to 10/6/2016 12:05:01 AM.

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Posted on: September 21, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Man Sentenced to 25 Years in Federal Prison

On September 20, 2016, Steven Harris was sentenced by United States District Judge Salvador Mendoza, Jr. “to a 25-year term of imprisonment, to be followed by a life-term of court supervision after he is released from Federal Prison.”

Harris was arrested by Spokane County Sheriff’s Office Sexual Assault Unit Detective Scott Streltzoff on September 28, 2015 during an initial investigation began after a Cyber Tip was received from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC). http://www.missingkids.com

The conclusion of this case illustrates how multiple agencies work together to identify and hold sexual predators accountable as they investigate “tips” received from agencies, organizations and from you, the public.

We are extremely thankful for the excellent working relationship we have with our federal, state and local partners.

Original Information Released on October 1, 2015:

Cyber Tip Leads Sexual Assault Unit to Child Pornography

On September 15th, 2015, the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office Sexual Assault Unit (SAU) received a Cyber Tip involving depictions of minors involved in sexually explicit conduct from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC).

Detective Scott Streltzoff reviewed the tip and began investigating the origin of the uploaded images.

On September 28th, 2015, SAU detectives contacted 28-year-old Steven C. Harris Jr. and conducted an interview. During the interview, detectives learned Harris admittedly possessed and disseminated several images which depicted minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct. After the interview, Harris was arrested and booked into the Spokane County Jail for Possessing Depictions of Minors Engaged in Sexually Explicit Conduct and Dealing in Depictions of Minors Engaged in Sexually Explicit Conduct.

Harris was released on September 29th, 2015 after posting a bond.

Full U.S. Attorney's Press Release Here
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