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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, July 25, 2019

Youngstown man sentenced to 37 years in federal prison for taking still images of himself sexually assaulting a young girl

A Youngstown man was sentenced to more than 37 years in federal prison for taking still images of himself sexually assaulting a young girl.

Daniel B. Fleischer, 37, previously pleaded guilty to sexual exploitation of children and receipt and distribution of child pornography. U.S. District Judge Christopher Boyko sentenced Fleischer to 447 months in prison.

"This defendant committed horrible crimes against a child and is being held accountable for his actions," U.S. Attorney Justin E. Herdman said.

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

Fleischer also received and distributed multiple images of children engaged in sexually explicit conduct, according to court documents.

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.

 

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Contact: 
Mike Tobin 216.622.3651 michael.tobin@usdoj.gov
Updated July 25, 2019