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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Kentucky

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, September 20, 2018

Ohio Man Sentenced to 360 Months for Crossing State Line to Engage in Sex with a Minor

FRANKFORT, Ky. — David Robert Dunn, 60, of Beavercreek, Ohio, was sentenced today to 30 years in federal prison, by United States District Judge Gregory F. Van Tatenhove, for crossing a state line (Ohio to Kentucky) with the intent to engage in a sexual act with a person who was under 12 years of age.

Earlier this year, Dunn admitted that, in September of 2016, he traveled from Ohio to Scott County, Kentucky, with the intent to engage in a sexual act with a minor who was less than 12 years old.  Dunn had posted an internet ad, to which an undercover investigator with the Kentucky Attorney General’s Office responded.  During the ensuing communications between the investigator and Dunn, Dunn unequivocally indicated that he was intending to have sex with the investigator’s fictitious 13 and 6 year-old daughters.  On September 26, 2016, Dunn was met by the investigator and other law enforcement officers, at a pre-arranged location in Scott County, where he was arrested.            

Under federal law, Dunn must serve 85 percent of his prison sentence; and upon his release, he will be under the supervision of the United States Probation Office for five years.

Robert M. Duncan, Jr., United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky; Steven Igyarto, Special Agent in Charge, Department of Homeland Security – Homeland Security Investigations; and Andy Beshear, Kentucky Attorney General, jointly made the announcement.

The investigation was conducted by the DHS-HIS and the Cyber Crimes Branch of the Kentucky Office of Attorney General.  The United States was represented by Assistant United States Attorney David A. Marye.

Topic(s): 
Project Safe Childhood
Updated September 20, 2018