GUILTY: Boerne Businessman Convicted in Child Porn Case
Mouton adopted a girl specifically to use her for child porn, could get 20 years
By Jim Forsyth
A federal court jury took just an hour this afternoon to convict Boerne businessman Steven Mouton on child pornography charges, agreeing with prosecutors that Mouton, 55, adopted a young girl from China specifically to use her to make kiddie porn, 1200 WOAI’s Michael Board reports from the federal courthouse.
Mouton, who has been in custody since his arrest, could face up to 20 years in prison when he is sentenced by U.S. District Judge Xavier Rodriguez later this year.
Mouton was already on probation for indecency with a child when Kendall County lawmen found child porn images on two computers in his home.
Some of the images were of the 12 year old girl, which Mouton claimed she had placed there herself.
Jurors repeatedly recoiled from the images, some of which depicted what prosecutors said were ’sado-masochistic acts.’