Thirty-year-old Mississippi man pleads guilty to attempting to transmit obscene material to a minor
Published 4:57 p.m. Thursday 17 November 2022
NEW ORLEANS – This was announced by US Attorney Duane A. Evans COLBI TRENT DEFIORE, Age 30, resident of Carriere, Mississippi, pleaded guilty on November 16, 2022 before United States District Judge Sarah S. Vance after previously being charged with attempted transmission of obscene matters to a minor in violation of Title 18, United States, Code, Section 1470.
According to court documents DEFIORE was an adult male who was released from a federal correctional facility on an unrelated matter on August 19, 2022, after completing his court-ordered sentence. days after his release, DEFIORE bought a cell phone and posted on a social media application that he wanted a really young girl. FBI law enforcement saw the post and began acting undercover, pretending to be a fourteen-year-old woman (“minor”) to correspond with her DEFIORE. During the exchange of letters that took place on August 24th and 25th, 2022, DEFIORE provided additional details about himself, including his age, where he lived and his recent release from prison. He also had a sexually charged conversation with Minor, during which he sent a self-taken picture of his erect penis. DEFIORE also expressed an interest in meeting Minor to engage in sexual activity with her at their Slidell, Louisiana location. DEFIORE also informed Minor that he was trying to get transportation to Slidell, Louisiana (where he believed Minor was located) and provided Minor with directions to his location. Additionally, DEFIORE encouraged Minor to get transportation to his location so they could engage in sexual activity.
DEFIORE faces up to 10 years in prison, a fine of up to $250,000, up to three years of supervised release after incarceration, and a mandatory special examination fee of $100. DEFIORE may also be required to register as a sex offender. Sentencing before Judge Vance is scheduled for February 15, 2022.
This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched by the Justice Department in May 2006 to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by the United States Attorneys’ Offices and the CID’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Division, Project Safe Childhood provides federal, state, and local resources to identify, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who are sexually exploiting children and around identify and rescue victims. For more information on the Safe Childhood project, see www.usdoj.gov/psc. For more information on internet safety education, go to www.usdoj.gov/psc and click on the Resources tab.
US Attorney Evans commended the work of the Federal Bureau of Investigation on the matter. Assistant US Attorney Jordan Ginsberg is responsible for the indictment.