Point Marion Man Charged with Enticing a Minor to Engage in Sexual Activity
FBI Seeking Information about Defendant
PITTSBURGH, Pa. - A Fayette County man has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on a charge of attempting to induce a minor to engage in sexual activity, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.
The one-count indictment, returned on July 30, named Timothy E. Fowler, 46, of Point Marion, Pa., as the sole defendant.
According to the indictment presented to the court, Fowler attempted to knowingly persuade, induce, entice, or coerce a person under the age of 18 years to engage in sexual activity.
The law provides for a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years in prison. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offense and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.
Assistant United States Attorney Amy L. Johnston is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.
The Fayette County District Attorney's Office and the Federal Bureau of Investigation conducted the investigation leading to the indictment in this case.
An indictment is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.
Anyone with information regarding Fowler is encouraged to contact the Federal Bureau of Investigation at 412.432.4000.