LEE — Joshua Olsen, a 31-year-old Lee man, pleaded guilty today in federal court to possession and distribution of child sexual abuse material (CSAM), according to U.S. Attorney Jane E. Young.
Olsen was charged by complaint in December 2022 and indicted in January 2023.
He corresponded with an undercover law enforcement officer through various online platforms, engaging in sexually graphic conversations related to children and sending sexually explicit images of children to the undercover officer.
A subsequent search of Olsen’s cell phone revealed the presence of over 1,600 images of apparent CSAM.
U.S. District Court Judge Steven McAuliffe scheduled sentencing for August 29, 2023.
The charging statute provides a sentence of at least 5 no greater than 20 years in prison, at least 5 years of supervised release, a fine of $250,000, and mandatory restitution.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation led the investigation, with valuable assistance provided by the Lee Police Department.