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Florida Sex Offender Sentenced To Federal Prison For Attempting To Exploit A 13-Year-Old Minor In Tennessee

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Middle District of Tennessee
Defendant was Actually Communicating with an Undercover FBI Agent

NASHVILLE – A Florida man previously convicted of sex crimes against a child was sentenced yesterday in U.S. District Court in Nashville to 15 years in federal prison for attempted production of child pornography or attempted sexual exploitation of a minor, announced U.S. Attorney Henry C. Leventis. 

David Earl Parker, 62, of Bryceville, Florida, was also ordered to serve seven years of supervised release upon the expiration of his prison sentence. 

Parker was indicted in December 2021, after contacting an undercover FBI agent online, who was posing as a 13-year-old female living in Clarksville, Tennessee.  During subsequent months of  texting the purported minor female, Parker sent photos of his genitals and requested that the minor female send nude photos to him.  The conversations continued with Parker making sexually explicit comments and eventually planned to travel to Clarksville to have sex with her.  On January 23, 2022, the FBI arrested Parker in Bryceville, Florida on the warrant associated with the indictment.  Parker pleaded guilty in October. 

Parker was previously convicted in Florida in 2015 after being arrested for similar conduct and arriving at an agreed location to have sex with a 14-year-old female. 

This case was investigated by the FBI and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Monica R. Morrison.

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David Boling

Public Affairs Officer


Updated February 28, 2023

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