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Man Sentenced for Sexual Exploitation of a Child

For Immediate Release
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A Pennsylvania man was sentenced today to 25 years in prison for manufacturing and attempting to manufacture child sexual abuse material (CSAM).

According to court documents, David Dunn, 57, of Red Hill, used the mobile applications Snapchat and Likee to coerce and entice a 10-year-old female to engage in sexually explicit conduct. Dunn told the victim he was 11 years old and sent the minor female CSAM depicting minor boys, which he had downloaded from the Dark Web. Dunn captured the CSAM he coerced the victim to create and sent it to another individual via Telegram. Two cell phones seized from Dunn’s home contained thousands of images and videos of CSAM.

Dunn pleaded guilty to one count of sexual exploitation of children. 

Acting Assistant Attorney General Nicole M. Argentieri of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney Jacqueline C. Romero for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and Acting Special Agent in Charge Richard Langham of the FBI Philadelphia Field Office made the announcement.

The FBI Philadelphia Field Office investigated the case.

Trial Attorney Kaylynn N. Foulon of the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section and Assistant U.S. Attorney Kevin Jayne for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania prosecuted the case.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice. Led by U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and the Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, 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

Updated September 18, 2023

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Press Release Number: 23-1024