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Ex-EBR contractor due in federal court Tuesday in child exploitation case

3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago Monday, May 27 2024 May 27, 2024 May 27, 2024 6:03 PM May 27, 2024 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE — A former city-parish contractor is scheduled for a hearing in federal court Tuesday on allegations he sent an obscene video involving a child to an undercover investigator and discussed an interest in bestiality and incest.

Blake Steiner is due at the U.S. District Courthouse on Tuesday afternoon for a detention hearing and arraignment. 

Steiner was arrested last week after a raid on his home in East Baton Rouge Parish. An affidavit said Steiner sought admission to a group through a "Kik" app. To gain access, prosecutors said, he said he was "into teens" and interested in bestiality and incest, and subsequently sent the agent a video of child pornography involving a child younger than 13. 

East Baton Rouge Parish said Steiner was not employed by the city-parish directly but rather an employer with a contracting and building inspection company that the city-parish worked with. The city-parish said it would no longer work with Steiner.

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