GREEN BAY - A
federal grand jury has returned an indictment against a Green
Bay man accusing him of coercing girls to appear in his
Joseph Valdez is charged with three counts of sexual
exploitation of a child and one count of possession of child
pornography. Each exploitation count carries a maximum sentence
of 30 years in prison.
The case was
investigated by Seymour police and the FBI. The investigation
was part of the U.S. Department of Justice's nationwide
initiative on child sexual exploitation and abuse called Project
Safe Childhood. Valdez's public defender did not immediately
return a call for comment.