Canton man, Nathaniel Barber sentenced for attempted overseas transport of child pornography
ATLANTA (STL.News) Nathaniel Barber has been sentenced to prison for trying to leave the country with a cell phone and a tablet containing more than 100 files of child pornography. Barber belonged to an online group that shared videos and photographs of child pornography.
“Every video and image of child pornography is a crime scene depicting the sexual abuse of a child,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Kurt R. Erskine. “This case reaffirms our office’s determination to leverage our federal, state, and local law enforcement partnerships to prosecute individuals who revictimize exploited children by downloading and viewing these horrific images.”
“Stopping predators from spreading this filth, that victimizes innocent children every time it is shared, is one of the most important actions we do,” said Special Agent in Charge Katrina W. Berger, who oversees Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) operations in Georgia and Alabama. “Luckily, he was not able to complete his trip and others engaged in this depravity should be on the lookout because we won’t stop searching for them.”
According to Acting U.S. Attorney Erskine, the charges and other information presented in court: in January 2020, special agents with Homeland Security Investigations received a tip that Nathaniel Barber might be traveling outside the country to commit sex crimes against minors.