North Carolina Man Indicted For Committing Child Sexual Exploitation Offenses
Jacksonville, Florida – United States Attorney Roger B. Handberg announces the return of an indictment charging David Wayne Hogle, Jr. (29, Cherry Point, North Carolina) with one count of attempted online enticement of a minor to engage in sexual activity, one count of online transportation of depictions involving the sexual abuse of children, and two counts of attempted production of child sexual abuse materials. If convicted of attempted online enticement of a minor to engage in sexual activity, Hogle faces a minimum mandatory penalty of 10 years, up to life, in federal prison. If convicted of online transportation of depictions involving the sexual abuse of children, Hogle faces a minimum mandatory penalty of 5 years, up to 20 years, in federal prison. If convicted of attempted production of child sexual abuse materials, Hogles faces a minimum mandatory penalty of 15 years, up to 30 years, in federal prison on each count.
According to court documents, Hogle committed the charged criminal offenses between July 13 and July 27, 2022. He was arrested in Cherry Point, North Carolina by FBI agents and had his initial appearance in federal court in Greenville, North Carolina. He was subsequently transported to Jacksonville by the United States Marshals Service for prosecution in this case. His detention hearing is scheduled for November 14, 2022, at 3:30 p.m. in Jacksonville.
This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Jacksonville and Greenville, North Carolina, and the Naval Criminal Investigative Service. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney D. Rodney Brown.
This is another case brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by the United States Attorneys' Offices and the Criminal Division's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who sexually exploit children, and to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.justice.gov/psc.
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.