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Phony “Prince” Charged with Committing Child Sex Offenses

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

PHILADELPHIA – U.S. Attorney William M. McSwain announced that a Philadelphia man was charged by indictment today with 16 counts of child sex offenses.

 David Milliner, 49, was charged with four counts of enticement of a minor to engage in illicit sexual conduct, six counts of manufacture and attempted manufacture of child pornography, one count of transfer of obscene material to a minor, four counts of receipt of child pornography, and one count of possession of child pornography.

The indictment stems from Milliner’s alleged online sexual communications with at least four minor boys, and his inducing the boys to manufacture sexually explicit images of themselves and send them to Milliner.  According to the indictment, as part of his scheme to sexually exploit the boys, Milliner allegedly falsely represented himself to be a wealthy prince by the name of Daniel David De’Rothschild, and claimed to be living in Beverly Hills, California.  In reality, Milliner was unemployed and living in Philadelphia. Some of Milliner’s victims were as young as eight years of age.

If convicted, Milliner faces a statutory maximum sentence of life imprisonment, a 15-year mandatory minimum term of incarceration, 5 years up to a lifetime of supervised release, a $4,000,000 fine, mandatory restitution to his victims, and $76,600 in special assessments. 

The case was investigated by the FBI, the Philadelphia Police Department, and the Wayland, Michigan Police Department.  It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Michelle Rotella.

Updated July 13, 2018