Ramona man suspected of receiving child porn

Postal inspectors, U.S. marshals and members of the San Diego Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force arrested a Ramona man Monday morning for allegedly receiving depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct.

Mark Robert Kiefer, 32, was arrested at his residence without incident, according to a news release from the Los Angeles Division of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service. He was arraigned in federal court in the Southern District of California Monday afternoon.

According to the criminal complaint, Kiefer was a member of Internet bulletin boards dedicated to the trading of child pornography, child erotica and a small amount of adult pornography. The complaint alleges that Kiefer made more than 300 postings between March 8, 2006, and Sept. 8, 2008, on the bulletin boards.

The complaint further alleges that Kiefer was in possession of approximately 842 images and 42 videos depicting child pornography when postal inspectors and task force members executed a federal search warrant at his residence.

“The investigation of child exploitation remains a priority to the United States Postal Inspection Service,” said B. Bernard Ferguson, inspector in charge at the Los Angeles Division of the postal inspection service. “But prevention is key to protecting our children. Postal inspectors urge parents to educate themselves and their children..”

The case is being investigated by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Southern District of California.

   
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