Millvale Man Brought Ohio Teen to Western PA to Produce Porn Videos that He Sold on the Internet

PITTSBURGH, PA – A resident of Millvale, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge of producing material depicting the sexual exploitation of a minor, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

Daniel Kundrat, 35, pleaded guilty to one count before Chief United States District Judge Joy Flowers Conti. In connection with the guilty plea, the court was advised that on August 10, 2016, Kundrat traveled to Columbus, Ohio, picked up a 14-year old female with whom he had been communicating, and brought her back to his residence in Millvale where they engaged in sexual activity, including intercourse. Over the course of approximately three weeks, Kundrat persuaded and coerced her into producing videos of their sexual activity, which he then offered for sale, for a nominal sum, over the Internet. Kundrat acknowledged producing sexually explicit videos on August 22, 2016, which he distributed to an undercover law enforcement officer investigating the whereabouts of the minor female.

In addition to the guilty plea, Kundrat acknowledged his responsibility for the remaining counts of the indictment, charging him with traveling with intent to engage in illicit sexual conduct, interstate transportation of a minor for the purpose of engaging in unlawful sexual activity, distribution of material depicting the sexual exploitation of a minor, and possession of material depicting the sexual exploitation of a minor

Judge Conti scheduled sentencing for January 9, 2019, at 3:30 p.m. The law provides for a total sentence of not less than 15 and not more than 30 years in prison, a fine of $250,000, or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed is based upon the seriousness of the offense and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant. Kundrat remains incarcerated pending sentencing.

Assistant United States Attorney Carolyn Bloch is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation, Allegheny County Police Department, Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office, and Millvale Police Department conducted the investigation leading to the indictment in this case.

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.