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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Ohio

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, June 30, 2016

Tennessee man sentenced to nearly 20 years in prison for sexually exploiting 14-year-old

A Tennessee man was sentenced to nearly 20 years in prison for traveling to Ohio to sexually exploit a 14-year-old, said Carole S. Rendon, Acting United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.

David K. Turner, 24, of Knoxville, Tennessee, was sentenced to 238 months of prison after previously pleading guilty to a four-count indictment that charged him with sexually exploiting a minor, distributing a visual depiction of a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct, coercing and enticing a minor, and traveling with the intent to engage in illicit sexual conduct.

“All forms of child exploitation are deeply troubling, and this case illustrated how quickly online child exploitation can lead to sexual exploitation said Acting United States Attorney Carole S. Rendon. “Mr. Turner coerced a girl that he knew was only 14 to perform sex acts on camera and then planned to take her across the country in the hope of further exploiting her. We commend the Canton and Massillon Police Departments and the FBI Canton Resident Agency in pursuing justice for the victim and her family."

The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Brian M. McDonough following an investigation by the Canton and Massillon Police Departments and the FBI Canton Resident Agency.

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Project Safe Childhood
Updated July 5, 2016