Simi Valley man was indicted today by a federal grand jury on charges of producing child pornography in a case involving a 6-year-old girl.
Eric Allen Haensgen, 38, who until August 2015 lived in Huntley, Illinois, is also charged with distributing and possessing child pornography.
The indictment alleges that Haensgen produced still photos and videos of the young victim. Investigators found 83 images and three videos of a 6-year-old girl that had been shot with Haensgen’s iPhone and downloaded to a computer, according to court documents.
Haensgen allegedly distributed over the BitTorrent Network other examples of child pornography he obtained from the internet.
Haensgen was arrested on March 24 by special agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) after federal prosecutors filed a criminal complaint that accused him of one count of producing child pornography.
Haensgen is scheduled to be arraigned on the indictment on April 13 in federal court. Haensgen remains in custody without bond.
Haensgen is facing up to 30 years in prison if convicted of producing child pornography.
The defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty.