Fake Prince from Philadelphia Pleads Guilty to Child Exploitation Crimes
PHILADELPHIA – United States Attorney William M. McSwain announced that David Milliner, 50, of Philadelphia, PA entered a plea of guilty today before United States District Court Judge Petrese Tucker to four counts of online enticement of a minor, six counts of manufacturing/attempted manufacturing of child pornography, four counts of receipt of child pornography, one count of transfer of obscene material to a minor, and one count of possession of child pornography.
The charges arise out of the defendant’s sexually explicit online communications with four boys, ages 8 through 12, between September and December of 2017, during which the defendant pretended to be a prince from the royal “DeRothschild” family and enticed his victims to self-produce images of child pornography and send them to him over Instagram. At the time of the defendant’s arrest, he was in possession of images of child pornography of these victims and other children.
“Child exploitation is a pervasive problem – made more so by the accessibility of the Internet and digital media – that demands an aggressive response,” said U.S. Attorney McSwain. “Child predators typically lie and manipulate children in order to get what they want, and this case is a prime example of that. We urge parents and guardians to monitor what their children do online, and we stand ready with our federal and local partners to identify and prosecute those who would prey upon minor children.”
The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Philadelphia Police Department Special Victims Unit, and the Wayland, Michigan Police Department, and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Kelly Harrell.