U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Zane Memeger. Credit: DOJ
A Delaware man pled not guilty today in Philadelphia federal court for allegedly traveling to Pennsylvania to engage in illegal sexual conduct with a minor after initiating contact with her online.
Christopher Steele, also known as "Mike Dozor", 33, of Newark, Del., was indicted March 6 on charges that he persuaded a minor via the internet to engage in sexual conduct, traveled from Delaware to Pennsylvania with the intent of engaging in sexual conduct, and also received child pornography, specifically a visual depiction of a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct, according to federal prosecutors.
Prosecutors also ordered Steele to forfeit his HP Mini 110 computer, Sandisk Cruzer flashdrive, Samsung Galaxy smartphone and Huawei U8655 cellphone with a broken screen.
The investigation involved U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office and the Limerick Township Police Department.
If convicted, Steele faces a minimum of 10 years in prison to life.