Pittsburgh Man, David Saban Indicted on Child Sexual Exploitation Charges following FBI Investigation
PITTSBURGH (STL.News) A resident of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on charges of Distribution, Receipt, Attempted Distribution and Receipt, and Possession of Material Depicting the Sexual Exploitation of Minor, Acting United States Attorney Stephen R. Kaufman announced today.
The four-count Indictment, returned on February 16, 2021, named David Saban, age 45, as the sole defendant. Saban was ordered detained pending trial.
According to the Indictment, on May 18 and May 27, 2020, Saban knowingly distributed and attempted to distribute visual depictions, namely, videos in computer graphic and digital files, the production of which involved the use of a minor engaging in sexually explicit conduct. It is also alleged that on August 16, 2020, Saban attempted to and did knowingly receive and distribute such material. The grand jury further alleges that on September 1, 2020, Saban knowingly possessed visual depictions of minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct.
The law provides for a maximum total sentence of not more than seventy years in prison, a fine of $1,000,000 or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.