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Western District of Pennsylvania

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Wexford Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Conspiring to Traffic a Minor for Sex

PITTSBURGH - A former resident of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania has been sentenced in federal court to 10 years imprisonment, followed by 20 years supervised release, on a charge of conspiracy to commit sex trafficking of children, Acting United States Attorney Soo C. Song announced today.

United States District Judge Arthur J. Schwab imposed the sentence on Daniel Teed, age 56, of Wexford, PA.

According to information presented to the court, the court was advised that from June 2015 to June 2016, in the Western District of Pennsylvania, Daniel Teed and another person knowingly entered into an agreement to conspire to recruit for sex trafficking a female minor who had not attained the age of 18 years.

Assistant United States Attorney Jessica Lieber Smolar prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

Acting U.S. Attorney Song commended the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the City of Pittsburgh Police Department, and the Allegheny District Attorney’s Office for conducting the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Daniel 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

Project Safe Childhood
Updated October 17, 2017