29-year-old Daniel Siebert of Lake Forest, California has been sentenced to more than 24 years in federal prison after pleading guilty earlier this year to three charges as a part of a plea deal.
The charges against him came about after a probe by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Los Angeles.
"According to his plea agreement, between March 29, 2019 and April 2, 2019, Siebert traveled from California to Michigan to engage in illicit sexual conduct with a victim who was 6 years old. The victim's mother attempted to render the victim unconscious by using over-the-counter drugs before having Siebert engage in sex acts with the victim, according to court documents," a statement issued by ICE stated after Siebert turned himself in to agents on March 3, 2020.
The mother is facing child sexual abuse charges in Oregon.
Seibert additionally admitted to traveling to Utah in December 2018 and May 2019 in order to engage in "illicit sexual conduct with a 14-year-old victim" he met online.
In November 2019, a search warrant was executed at his residence which led to the discovery of "180 photographs and 19 videos" depicting child sexual abuse.
Based on the three charges that he pleaded guilty to, he faced a maximum possible sentence of 75 years in federal prison.
On Thursday, January 21, U.S. District Judge James V. Selna sentenced him to 292 months in federal prison.