North Branford Man Admits Enticing Girls to Engage in Sexual Activity Through Online Apps
John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that DANIEL FLEISCHAUER, 32, of North Branford, waived his right to be indicted and pleaded guilty today before U.S. District Judge Janet C. Hall in New Haven to enticing a minor to engage in sexual activity.
According to court documents and statements made in court, between approximately 2013 and 2017, Fleischauer communicated with minor females on internet applications, including Kik and Cypher. At times, the communications involved sexual topics. During these communications, Fleischauer sent sexually explicit images of himself to minor females, and he requested, and received, images and videos of minor females engaged in sexually explicit conduct. Fleischauer believed that one of the minors with whom he engaged in this conduct was under the age of 12.
Fleischauer has been detained since his arrest on December 13, 2017.
Judge Hall scheduled sentencing for February 7, 2019, at which time Fleischauer faces a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of 10 years and a maximum term of imprisonment of life.
This matter is being investigated by the Connecticut Human Trafficking Task Force and Homeland Security Investigations, with the assistance of Kik Interactive. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Anastasia E. King.