By a Biometrica staffer
A resident of Kansas has been indicted by a federal grand jury on federal child pornography charges, the US Department of Justice said in a statement.
The three-count indictment charged Jeffrey Pierce, who lives in Topeka, with producing and possessing child pornography. He also allegedly solicited sexually explicit images and videos from minor victims.
Pierce was indicted in the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas, Acting Assistant Attorney General Brian Rabbitt of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division said.
No further details about Pierce’s case were given in the DoJ statement.
The case is part of Project Safe Childhood. Launched in May 2006 by the DoJ, Project Safe Childhood is a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children online, as well as to identify and rescue victims.