Columbia Man Charged With Receipt Of Child Pornography

Steven D. Blosser, 40, of Columbia, was arraigned in court Feb. 24, on a federal indictment charging him with receipt of child pornography. The charge alleges that, from on or about Sept. 16, 2015, until on or about Feb. 19, 2016, Blosser knowingly received child pornography, to include four image files. Trial is scheduled for May 1.

If found guilty, the penalty carries a prison term of five to 20 years, a fine up to $250,000, and supervised release of five years to life.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse.

The case is being investigated by the Columbia Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Child Exploitation Task Force. Assistant U.S. States Attorney Angela Scott is prosecuting the case.