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Baltimore Man and Woman Indicted for Sexually Abusing a Minor to Produce Child Pornography

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November 19, 2010

Baltimore, Maryland - A federal grand jury indicted Jesse Aaron Davison, age 27, and Tiffany Bolner, age 21, both of Baltimore, for conspiring to produce and producing child pornography, and possession of child pornography. The indictment was unsealed on October 25, 2010 upon the initial appearance of Bolner, who is detained in federal custody. Davison had his initial appearance today in federal court in Baltimore and also remains detained.

The indictment was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Special Agent in Charge Richard A. McFeely of the Federal Bureau of Investigation; Baltimore Police Commissioner Frederick H. Bealefeld III; and Baltimore City State’s Attorney Patricia C. Jessamy.

According to the four count indictment, sometime in 2009, Bolner moved into an apartment across the street from a child and they became friends. After November 2009, Davison and Bolner met and became romantically involved. Bolner began taking the child with her to visit Davison and spend the night at Davison’s home. By February 2010, the defendants lived in the same house and the child spent weekends at their home. At some time between January and May 2010, the defendants are alleged to have sexually abused the child and videotaped the abuse. Davison allegedly told the child to keep the sexual conduct a secret.

Additionally, from at least February 2010 to June 17, 2010, the defendants allegedly possessed images of child pornography. Davison faces a maximum sentence of life in prison and Bolner faces a maximum sentence of 40 years in prison.

An indictment is not a finding of guilt. An individual charged by indictment is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty at some later criminal proceedings.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice. Led by United States Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS), Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov. Details about Maryland’s program are available at www.justice.gov/usao/md/Safe-Childhood/index.html.

United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein commended the FBI, the Baltimore Police Department and the Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office for their work in the investigation and assistance in the prosecution. Mr. Rosenstein thanked Assistant U.S. Attorney Paul Budlow, who is prosecuting the case.

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