Steve Grocki

U.S. Department of Justice

Chief, Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section

Steven Grocki was selected to serve as Chief of the ChildExploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS) in October 2015.  Mr. Grocki first joined CEOS in 2004 andduring his 15 years with the Section, has served as a Trial Attorney, AssistantDeputy Chief, Deputy Chief, and now Chief.  CEOS and its High Technology Investigative Unit (HTIU) are the nation´sexperts in prosecuting federal child exploitation cases, including online childexploitation crimes, extraterritorial offenders, and child sex trafficking.CEOS helps lead the Department of Justice´s efforts to continuously improve theenforcement of federal child exploitation laws by investigating and prosecutingdefendants who have violated federal child exploitation laws and assisting the94 United States Attorney Offices in investigations, trials, and appealsrelated to these offenses.  CEOS alsodevelops national and global policy seeking to eradicate the sexualexploitation of children, and builds national and global response capacitythrough training and outreach.  During his tenure, Mr. Grocki has investigated andprosecuted numerous nationally and internationally significant childexploitation cases, receiving the Attorney General’s Distinguished ServiceAward on two occasions.  Mr. Grocki began his legal career as a military prosecutor(Judge Advocate General (JAG)) in the United States Air Force in 1997.   Despite leaving active duty in June 2004,Mr. Grocki continues to serve as a reserve officer and the Chief ReserveMilitary Judge for the Air Force.