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For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Florida

PANAMA CITY, FLORIDA – United States Attorney Pamela C. Marsh announced that Daniel Freiwald, 29, was sentenced today by the Honorable Judge Smoak to 97 months in prison for 3 counts of child exploitation offenses. 

Between December 7, 2012, and January 23, 2013, Friewald, who was then an active duty Air Force member stationed at Tyndall Air Force Base, knowingly and intentionally possessed and received images and videos of child pornography, the majority of which depicted prepubescent children, including infants and toddlers.

Freiwald was also sentenced to a five-year term of supervised release, which he will be required to serve upon completion of his prison sentence.

Ms. Marsh credited the success of this prosecution to the joint efforts of the agencies participating in the North Florida Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, particularly agents of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations and the Pensacola Police Department.

This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Kathryn Risinger.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched by the Department of Justice in May 2006 to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse.  Led by 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 exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims.  For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit
Updated January 26, 2015