A felon, who photographed his repeated sexual molestation of a 10-year-old girl, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Seattle to 20 years in prison, announced U.S. Attorney Jenny A. Durkan.
STEVEN MAURICE WILLIAMS, 43, of Seattle, will serve the sentence for production of child pornography and illegal possession of a firearm, concurrently with a state court sentence for three counts of child rape. WILLIAMS will be sentenced in King County Superior Court on the rape charges in about three months. At sentencing U.S. District Judge Robert S. Lasnik said the “crimes are horrible and deserving of severe punishment.”
“This defendant violated a young child, shattering her trust and that of her family,” said U.S. Attorney Jenny A. Durkan. “This long prison sentence is needed to protect the public from someone who has repeatedly shown no respect for the law or the safety and well-being of others.”
According to records filed in the case, the horrific three year molestation of the young girl began when she was just 7-years-old. The abuse first came to light when WILLIAMS was moving out of the house he shared with the mother of his two sons. One of the boys grabbed a SD card to record a video game and discovered images of his father molesting the young girl. The boy and his mother recognized the child and alerted her mother. WILLIAMS had shared a home with the girl and her mother and had been the caretaker for the child while the mother was at work.
The police investigation revealed that WILLIAMS had 76 images of the girl being molested and possessed additional child pornography in a storage locker that was searched by law enforcement. WILLIAMS also illegally possessed two firearms. As a convicted felon with convictions for burglary, theft, possession of stolen property and domestic violence, WILLIAMS is prohibited from possessing firearms.
WILLIAMS will be on 15 years of supervised release following his release from prison. He will be required to register as a sex offender and will undergo sex offender treatment.
The case was investigated by the U.S. Secret Service and the Federal Way Police Department. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Roscoe Jones.