☷Tracy Man Charged with Distribution and Possession of Child Pornography and Being a Felon in Possession of Ammunition
Federal Bureau of Investigation ( By Press Release office)
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Tracy Man Charged with Distribution and Possession of Child Pornography and Being a Felon in Possession of Ammunition SACRAMENTO , Calif . — A federal grand jury returned a three - count indictment today against Wayne Lee Hauzer , 57 , of Tracy , charging him with distribution and possession of child pornography and being a felon in possession of ammunition , U . S . Attorney Phillip A . Talbert announced . According to court documents , Hauzer used the Kik messaging application to communicate with an undercover FBI agent whom he believed to be a 13 - year - old girl , and sent the undercover agent a video of child pornography . Hauzer also possessed additional images of child pornography . In addition , Hauzer possessed 35 rounds of 9 mm caliber ammunition in a closet near a firearm without a serial number , which is known as a “ghost gun . ” Hauzer is prohibited from possessing firearms or ammunition after having been convicted of felonies , including the enticement of a minor and distribution of child pornography . This case is the product of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the FBI Child Exploitation and Human Trafficking Task Force ( CEHTTF ) with assistance from the Tracy Police Department . Assistant U . S . Attorney Shelley D . Weger is prosecuting the case . If convicted , Hauzer faces a maximum statutory penalty of 40 years in prison , a $250 , 000 fine , and potentially a lifetime of supervised release . Any sentence , however , would be determined at the discretion of the court after consideration of any applicable statutory factors and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines , which take into account a number of variables . The charges are only allegations; the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt . 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 those who sexually exploit children , and to identify and rescue victims . For more information about Project Safe Childhood , please visit www . usdoj . gov/psc . Click on the “resources” tab for information about Internet safety education .
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