Steele (pictured) was arrested in Delaware in December 2013 for allegedly having sex with a 14-year-old Pennsylvania boy he met on the gay hookup app Jack’D. According to investigators, he was aware of the boy’s age prior to hooking up with him, a claim the 34-year-old adult film star denies.
In October, Steele was found guilty by a United States District Court on three felony charges, including use of an interstate commerce facility to entice a minor to engage in sexual conduct, interstate travel with the intent to engage in illicit sexual conduct with a minor, and receipt of child pornography. He now faces a minimum sentence of 25 years in prison.
Steele was supposed to be sentenced on April 14, but sentencing was delayed after he filed a handwritten motion requesting a new lawyer and accusing his current lawyer, Kevin Mark Wray, of lying, providing bad legal advice, and not returning his calls.
It was also revealed that Steele’s 14-year-old victim testified against him at the trial and that Steele’s former boyfriend, Paul Gavin Britton, was also charged in the case, but took his own life before the trail began.
According to court records, Steele has been appointed a new attorney and his sentencing will be rescheduled and announced soon. But his legal woes won’t end there. Steele is also facing a separate trial in Pennsylvania, where he has been charged with more than a dozen felonies and misdemeanors, including statutory rape. That trial is scheduled to begin May 27.