Florida Man Sentenced for Transferring Obscene Material to Pennsylvania Minor

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PITTSBURGH, PA — A former resident of Tampa, Florida, has been sentenced this week in federal court to time served and 3 years supervised release on his conviction of transferring obscene material to a minor, announced United States Attorney Cindy K. Chung.

United States District Judge Arthur J. Schwab imposed the sentence on Robert Fike, age 51, of Tampa, Florida.

According to information presented to the court, in January 2019 and in February 2019, Fike sent packages to a minor female residing in the Western District of Pennsylvania. The packages contained obscene material—socks or leggings with Fike’s semen, as confirmed by laboratory testing, and letters addressed to the minor female with graphic, sexually explicit content.

Fike has been in custody related to this case since December 2019 and has served nearly 28 months in prison.

Assistant United States Attorney Heidi M. Grogan prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

United States Attorney Chung commended the United States Postal Inspection Service, the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General, and the Penn Township Police Department for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Fike.

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