Ohio man sentenced to 27 years in prison for solicitation of child pornography

Project Safe Childhood is a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice.

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Sidney, Ohio: The U.S. Attorney's Office of the Southern District of Ohio announced through the Department of Justice's Project Safe Childhood website today that 42-year-old Charles Lee Frazier has been sentenced to 27 years in prison for solicitation of child pornography.

 

According to the statement on the website Frazier contacted impoverished mothers in the Philippines and sent money in exchange for child pornography.

 

Between April and July 2019 Frazier sent an undisclosed amount of money to the Philippines, and approximately $800 to one individual "in exchange for nude images of a seven-year-old girl."

 

"The defendant also had discussions about committing violent acts against children. For example, he discussed killing infants during sexual assaults."

 

The statement also indicates that Frazier distributed child pornography to several women in the Philippines as "examples of what images he wanted them to create with their children, or with instructions to show the images to their children to convince them to engage in that behavior."

 

Frazier pleaded guilty to a charge of attempting to produce child pornography on March 3, 2021. He faced a possible sentence of between 25 and 50 years in prison.

 

At the time of the offense Frazier was a registered sex offender. He had been convicted of receiving child pornography in a federal case in 2011 where he was sentenced to 84 months in prison.

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