SPOKANE, Wash. – A Spokane man was recently sentenced to 60 years in federal prison for producing child pornography.
Dan Wayne Streetman, 46, pled guilty to three charges of production of child pornography on December 13, 2016.
According to court documents, Streetman came to Spokane from Missouri in 2006. During his time living in Spokane, Streetman sexually abused three children in his care and documented the abuse with photographs that he kept on his computer.
Documents state Streetman admitted there were probably “hundreds” of sexual encounters between himself and the children. He also admitted to photographing the children in situations where they were undressed. Two of the children Streetman admitted to abusing were under age 10. The other was 14, but had the mental functioning of a nine-year-old.
The photographs documenting the abuse were found by a relative when she was looking at Streetman’s phone. Streetman admitted the misconduct and the relative contacted the police.
Authorities received a court-authorized warrant and seized over 1,000 child pornography images and videos saved and edited by Streetman. Streetman explained he had found additional child pornography on the internet.
During his court hearing, Streetman detailed the abuse he suffered as a child. He said that abuse “haunts” him.
In court, Judge Rosanna Peterson told Streetman, “The nature of your offenses is horrific. The impact on these children is just mindboggling. The most important factor in my mind is to make sure no other children are subject to your acting out from your past.”
Streetman’s case was pursued as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched by the U.S. Department of Justice to combat the epidemic of child exploitation and abuse.
Streetman was sentenced to 60 years in prison, which will be followed by a lifetime of court supervision and required sex offender registration.
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