Erie Resident Pleads Guilty to Violating Federal Laws Related to the Sexual Exploitation of Children
PITTSBURGH, PA - A former resident of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced in federal court to 18 months of imprisonment, to run consecutive to his prior 10-year sentence, and three years of supervised release, to run concurrently to his prior term of supervised release on his conviction of Failure of to Register as a Sex Offender and Failure to Surrender for Service of Sentence, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.
United States District Judge Arthur J. Schwab imposed the sentence on Daniel Teed, age 57, formerly of Wexford, PA.
According to information presented to the court, from October 23, 2017, and continuing through the indictment on February 13, 2018, Teed, who was required to register under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act after having been convicted of Conspiracy to Commit Sex Trafficking of Children on June 14, 2017, knowingly failed to register, as required by the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act. In addition, on January 2, 2018, Teed, after having been released, while awaiting surrender for service of sentence after conviction for Sex Trafficking of Children, a felony, and having been directed by the Court to surrender for service of sentence to the Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) Loretto in the Western District of Pennsylvania, did knowingly and willfully fail to surrender for service of sentence as ordered by the Court.
Teed was arrested on February 12 in Flagstaff, Ariz., following a nationwide manhunt led by the U.S. Marshals Service. Teed, a convicted sex offender, was wanted for failing to surrender to serve a 10-year prison term. Deputy Marshals were dispatched to multiple states and eventually developed information that Teed had traveled to Flagstaff. Investigation revealed that Teed was employing an alias and had disguised his appearance to avoid capture.
Assistant United States Attorney Jessica Lieber Smolar prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.
United States Attorney Brady commended the United States Marshal’s Service for the investigation leading to the successful apprehension and prosecution of Teed.
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 www.justice.gov/psc.