A Brookfield man was indicted by a federal grand jury on Wednesday for attempting to produce child pornography.  Edward Stieber, 46, is accused of attempting to use a minor to produce child pornography on separate occassions from 2009 to 2011.

Press Release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Western Missouri District

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a former Trenton, Mo., man was indicted by a federal grand jury today for attempting to produce child pornography.

Edward Allen Stieber, 46, of Brookfield, Mo., formerly of Trenton, was charged in a two-count indictment returned by a federal grand jury in Kansas City, Mo.

Today’s indictment alleges that Stieber attempted to use a minor, identified as “Jane Doe,” to produce child pornography on separate occasions between January 2009 and January 2011.

Dickinson cautioned that the charges contained in this indictment are simply accusations, and not evidence of guilt. Evidence supporting the charges must be presented to a federal trial jury, whose duty is to determine guilt or innocence.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Teresa A. Moore. It was investigated by the Wyoming Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).

Project Safe Childhood

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by the United States Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who sexually exploit children, and to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.usdoj.gov/psc . For more information about Internet safety education, please visit www.usdoj.gov/psc and click on the tab “resources.”