A Florida man has pleaded guilty in federal court to passing sexually explicit material to a minor, US Attorney Cindy K. Chung announced late last week.
Robert Fike, 50, of Tampa, Florida, pleaded guilty to two counts before U.S. District Judge Arthur J. Schwab.
Regarding the guilty plea, the court was informed that in January 2019 and in February 2019, Fike sent packages to a minor woman residing in the Western District of Pennsylvania.
Packages contained obscene material — Fike’s semen-stained socks or leggings, as confirmed by lab tests, and letters addressed to Minor A that contained sexually explicit content.
Judge Schwab is scheduled for sentencing on April 5, 2022 at 9:30 a.m. The law provides for a maximum total sentence of 20 years in prison, a fine of $500,000, or both. According to Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed is based on the severity of the offense and the defendant’s previous criminal history.
Pending sentencing, the Court ordered the defendant to continue to be detained.
Assistant United States Attorney Heidi M. Grogan is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.
The U.S. Postal Service, the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office, and the Penn Township Police Department conducted the investigation that led to Fike’s prosecution.
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