Jul 27, 2017

Matthew Steele plead to "possession of matter depicting minor engaging in sexual conduct"

A pre plea report hearing was scheduled today for Matthew Steele in Courtroom 5.

Steele plead today as charged in the complaint. He will have to seek treatment and register. The plea was for probation.

Sentencing is on September 12 at 8:30 in Courtroom 5.

Deputy DA Carolyn Schaffer prosecuted the case. Mr. Michael Robinson represented Steele.

Jun 13, 2017

Pre plea report and mental health evaluation ordered for Matthew Steele, charged with possession of child porn

Matthew Steele, who was arrested back in January and charged with possession of matter depicting minor engaging in sexual conduct had a preliminary scheduled for June 14.

Today, Steele had an intervention hearing. His preliminary hearing was vacated. A pre plea report hearing scheduled for PC 288.1 is scheduled for 10:15 on 7/27.

From Justia law:

PC 288.1: "Any person convicted of committing any lewd or lascivious act including any of the acts constituting other crimes provided for in Part 1 of this code upon or with the body, or any part or member thereof, of a child under the age of 14 years shall not have his or her sentence suspended until the court obtains a report from a reputable psychiatrist, from a reputable psychologist who meets the standards set forth in Section 1027, as to the mental condition of that person." 

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  1. Ridiculous! He pleads guilty if they let him be free. That's a hell of a deal if you can get it.

  2. Do they say if he will have to register as a sex offender?