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Warren Woman Sentenced To 20 Years In Prison for Sexual Exploiting an Infant and Young Child

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Michigan

DETROIT – A Warren resident was sentenced today to 20 years in federal prison on charges of sexual exploitation of children and distribution of child pornography, announced United States Attorney Dawn N. Ison.

Ison was joined in the announcement by Cheyvoryea Gibson, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI in Michigan.

Sentenced was Amber Nicole Dunbar, 27.  Dunbar pleaded guilty in March before United States District Judge George Caram Steeh.

As part of her plea, Dunbar admitted that in August 2022 she created images of herself engaging in sexually explicit conduct with an infant.  She sent these images to another individual located in Tennessee, who was being investigated for child pornography charges.  This individual had caused numerous women to produce and send him child pornography.

Once agents in Michigan learned of this abuse, they swiftly executed a search warrant and Dunbar admitted to the abuse of the child. Further investigation revealed that Dunbar had also produced child pornography involving a five-year-old child.

“I am thankful for the agents who acted so quickly to save these children from continued abuse. This defendant not only engaged in unthinkable abuse of an infant, but also shared the abuse with someone else on the internet.  This sentence demonstrates our commitment to ensure that those who harm the most vulnerable in our community will pay a significant price for their actions. responsible,” said U.S. Attorney Ison.

"Ms. Dunbar's exploitation of her daughter and other victims is deplorable," said Cheyvoryea Gibson, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI in Michigan. "While the harm the defendant inflicted on these innocent children cannot be undone, we hope this sentence brings a small sense of justice to all those impacted in this case. Protecting children from dangerous predators is a top priority for the FBI, and we remain fully committed to investigating criminals who take advantage of minors in this indefensible way. We continue to urge the public to report alleged crimes of child sexual and physical abuse by calling 1-800-CALLFBI (1-800-225-5324) or submitting tips online to"


The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Christopher Rawsthorne. 

Updated November 2, 2023

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