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Youngstown man indicted for taking still images of himself sexually assaulting a child

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

A Youngstown man was indicted in federal court that he took still images of himself sexually assaulting a young girl, said U.S. Attorney Justin E. Herdman and FBI Special Agent in Charge Stephen D. Anthony.

Daniel B. Fleischer, 36, was charged with sexual exploitation of children, receipt and distribution of visual depictions of real minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct and possession of child pornography.

Fleischer sexually assaulted a minor in June 2011 and produced a visual depiction of the act, according to the indictment.

Fleischer also received and distributed multiple images of children engaged in sexually explicit conduct. This took place between Dec. 18, 2017 and March 27, 2018, on which date Fleischer possessed one Samsung Galaxy S8 phone, one SanDisk Cruzer thumb drive and one SanDisk Ultra USB thumb drive that contained child pornorgraphy, according to the indictment.

If convicted, the defendant’s sentence will be determined by the Court after review of factors unique to this case, including the defendant’s prior criminal record, if any, the defendant's role in the offense and the characteristics of the violation.  In all cases the sentence will not exceed the statutory maximum and in most cases it will be less than the maximum.

The case was investigated by Task Force Officer Brenda Golec of the FBI Task Force.  This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Carol M. Skutnik. 

An indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt.  A defendant is entitled to a fair trial in which it will be the government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.


Mike Tobin

Updated April 27, 2018

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