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Child porn charges dog local men

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Five men indicted by a federal grand jury Wednesday include a Roseville man and a Lincoln man investigated by the FBI, according to U.S. Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner. Robert Curtis Bauer, 62, of Roseville, was charged with two counts of distribution and possession of child pornography, Wagner said in a release. Justin Graham, a 29-year-old martial arts instructor from Lincoln, faces two counts of distribution and possession of material involving the sexual exploitation of minors. Bauer allegedly transferred the pornography through a file-sharing network between May 5, 2008 and May 2, 2010. The FBI arrested Graham on Jan. 20 following an undercover operation that revealed his work with children could put them at risk, the release said. The three other suspects are from Carmichael, Elk Grove and Fairfield, said Wagner, whose office covers California’s Eastern District Court. All five men reportedly face a maximum 20 years in federal prison, $250,000 fine and lifetime supervision. These cases are part of Project Safe Childhood, the Department of Justice’s national effort to curb child sexual exploitation and abuse. For more information, visit Projectsafechildhood.gov. ~ Staff report