FBI San Antonio
Special Agent Michelle Lee
(210) 650-6333
May 20, 2019

San Antonio Man Arrested on Child Porn Charges

SAN ANTONIO, TX—This morning, members of the San Antonio Child Exploitation Task Force (SACETF) arrested a 69-year-old San Antonio man on child pornography charges, announced United States Attorney John F. Bash, FBI Special Agent in Charge Christopher Combs of the San Antonio Division, and Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar.

The FBI and the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) conducted a joint investigation into the activities of Lynn Maxwell Gerstner that revealed he was in online contact with multiple underage female children and was allegedly producing, receiving, and distributing child pornography. According to the complaint, on April 23, 2019, BCSO executed a search warrant at Gerstner’s residence and seized his telephones and computers and recovered a large amount of child pornography on his devices. Gerstner subsequently appeared at the FBI office for a follow-up interview. He had purchased a new telephone the day after the execution of the BCSO search warrant and brought it with him to the FBI office. Investigators allegedly discovered that it also contained a large volume of child pornography that he had recently downloaded from his cloud account.

A complaint unsealed today charges Gerstner with Production of Child Pornography, which carries a penalty of a minimum of 15 years and a maximum of 30 years in federal prison. The investigation is ongoing to identify additional victims.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Tracy Thompson is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government.

It is important to note that a criminal complaint is merely a charge and should not be considered as evidence of guilt. The defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.