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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Philadelphia Registered Sex Offender Charged With Production Of Child Pornography

Darren Dozier a/k/a “Dante Dozier”, 54, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was charged today by Indictment with three counts of production of child pornography, one count of transportation of child pornography, and one count of offenses committed by a registered sex offender, for offenses committed in 2015 against a child under the age of 13 years, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger. The defendant was previously convicted in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for rape and related offenses. 

If convicted the defendant faces a maximum possible sentence of life imprisonment, a mandatory minimum of 35 years, a minimum 5-year term up to a lifetime of supervised release, a $1.25 million dollar fine, mandatory restitution, forfeiture, a $500 special assessment, and a $20,000 special victims assessment.  

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigations and the Philadelphia Police Department Special Victims Unit and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Priya De Souza.                                                                    

An Indictment, Information or Criminal Complaint is an accusation.  A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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Project Safe Childhood
Updated December 20, 2016