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Grand jury indicts Butler County man for sexually exploiting toddler on Snapchat

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Ohio
Officials ask anyone with information about potential additional victims to call FBI tip line

CINCINNATI – A Middletown man has been indicted for sexually exploiting a toddler. The defendant shared the alleged sexually explicit conduct on Snapchat.

A federal grand jury returned the indictment against Daveion Wright, 31, on March 20.

According to the indictment, on at least five instances in January 2024, Wright sexually exploited a 2-year-old victim and shared the explicit conduct on Snapchat.

Law enforcement officials ask members of the public to call the FBI at 513-979-8821 if you believe you have information related to victimization of other minors by Wright.

Sexually exploiting a minor is a federal crime punishable by 15 to 30 years in prison.

Wright has also been charged locally and those charges remain pending.

Kenneth L. Parker, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio; Cheryl Mimura, Acting Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Cincinnati Division and Middletown Acting Police Chief Eric Crank announced the charges. Assistant United States Attorney Kyle J. Healey is representing the United States in this case.

An indictment merely contains allegations, and defendants are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.

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Updated March 21, 2024

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