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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Middle District of Florida

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, February 2, 2017

International Fugitive From Child Exploitation Charge Apprehended

Orlando, Florida – United States Attorney A. Lee Bentley, III announces the arrest of David Wright (28, Sebastian, FL) in the Eastern District of Virginia. Wright has been charged in two separate indictments with attempted enticement of a minor and failure to appear, respectively. If convicted of the attempted enticement charge, he faces a maximum penalty of life in federal prison. If convicted of the failure to appear charge, he faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison.

 

According to court documents, between January 2 and January 9, 2013, Wright attempted to entice a minor to engage in sexual activity. He failed to appear for his federal trial in the Middle District of Florida and on June 11, 2014, a bench warrant was issued. Wright fled to Dubai but was apprehended by law enforcement. After his arrest, he was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshals Service pending further proceedings in the Middle District of Florida.

 

An indictment is merely a formal charge that a defendant has committed one or more violations of federal criminal law, and every defendant is presumed innocent unless, and until, proven guilty.

 

This case was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations and the United States Marshals Service. It will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney James D. Mandolfo.

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Project Safe Childhood
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Updated February 2, 2017