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Michigan Resident Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison for Sexual Exploitation of a Minor

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Pennsylvania

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - A resident of Lowell, Michigan, was sentenced in federal court on April 16, 2024, to 20 years of incarceration, to be followed by 15 years of supervised release, on his conviction on three counts related to the sexual exploitation of a minor from the Western District of Pennsylvania, United States Attorney Eric G. Olshan announced today.

United States Senior District Judge Arthur J. Schwab imposed the sentence on Frank Davis, 31.

According to information presented to the Court, during online chats in August 2022, Davis sent obscene videos depicting himself engaged in sexually explicit conduct to a minor. During the conversation, Davis also induced the minor to create and send images and videos of themself engaged in sexually explicit conduct to Davis.

Assistant United States Attorney Heidi M. Grogan prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

United States Attorney Olshan commended Homeland Security Investigations-Pittsburgh, the Pennsylvania State Police, Homeland Security Investigations-Grand Rapids (Michigan), and the Lowell Police Department (Michigan) for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Davis.

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

Updated April 17, 2024

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