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Western District of Wisconsin

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, January 13, 2020

Las Vegas Man Sentenced to 15 Years for Coercing Minors to Send Him Sexually Explicit Images

MADISON, WIS. - Scott C. Blader, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that David Ohmar Harris, 27, of Las Vegas, Nevada, was sentenced January 10, 2020, by U.S. District Judge William Conley to 15 years in federal prison for producing child pornography.  This term of imprisonment will be followed by 25 years of supervised release.  Harris pleaded guilty to this charge on October 7, 2019.

Between December 2016 and August 2017, the defendant coerced and manipulated numerous underage girls to send him explicit images of themselves. When they failed to comply with his demands to send more images, he posted their explicit images on the website Pornhub and sent them to the girls’ relatives.  Judge Conley said that Harris’s conduct was monstrous and created a “real world nightmare” for his victims. 

Judge Conley praised the victim who originally came forward to report this crime, saying she showed “strength, bravery, and courage.”  He indicated that by coming forward, she likely saved many girls and young women from the defendant’s unthinkable bullying.

The charge against Harris was the result of an investigation conducted by the Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, with the assistance of the North Las Vegas and Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Departments, and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Nevada. The prosecution of the case has been handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Elizabeth Altman. 

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Project Safe Childhood
Updated January 13, 2020