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Ohio man pleads guilty to soliciting child pornography from impoverished mothers in the Philippines

Charles Lee Frazier could serve up to 50 years in prison for his crimes.
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SIDNEY, Ohio — An Ohio man is facing 25-50 years in prison for attempting to produce child pornography by soliciting mothers in the Philippines who did not have money. 

According to a press release from the United States District Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Ohio, 41-year-old Charles Lee Frazier pleaded guilty on Thursday to charges of attempting to produce child pornography. 

The U.S. Attorney's Office found that Frazier would attempt to use dating websites meant for people in the Philippines and would specifically seek out mothers in poor financial situations, and would Skype them and ask for sexually explicit content of their children for money. 

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The press release says that Frazier specifically requested pornography including minors, or pornography of naked minors involved in sexual conduct with the mothers.  The 41-year-old also distributed content to the women in an attempt to show other mothers what he was looking for. 

Frazier, a previously convicted sex offender, also is said to have discussed committing violent acts against children during the communications, including the murder of infants. 

For nearly four months throughout 2019, the sex offender sent money from an Ohio bank account to women via MoneyGram. One woman received $800 for a nude image of a seven-year-old girl after she stated that she needed the money to purchase food during a chat with the 31-year-old.

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Frazier was sentenced to 84 months in prison in 2011 after being caught receiving child pornography. He faces up to 50 years for these crimes.

Editor's note: the video in the player below is from a story published on March 1, 2021.