Baltimore man to serve nearly 24 years in prison for child porn

BALTIMORE - A Baltimore man was sentenced Tuesday to nearly 24 years in prison for producing child pornography and attempting to coax a minor to have sex, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Baltimore said.

U.S. District Judge James K. Bredar also ordered David Ralph Fisher, 43, to register as a sex offender under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act once he is released from prison.

According to his plea agreement and court documents, David Fisher repeatedly requested that his ex-wife, Lori Fisher, produce sexually explicit photos of two minor girls, which she did on at least two occasions between August and December 2008.  Lori Fisher took the photos on her cellphone, then texted the images to David Fisher, who saved the images on his cellphone and computers.

In November 2012, the Baltimore Police Department received information that images and videos of child pornography were on Fisher's external hard drive at his home.The external hard drive was provided to police, and many files depicting minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct were found. 

A search warrant was executed at Fisher's residence on Nov. 20, 2012, and computers, cellphones and other items were seized.  Sexually explicit email messages with attachments, in which Fisher solicited child pornography from other individuals and shared child pornography from his collection, were found. 

More than 2,200 images and 100 videos of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct, including prepubescent minors, wererecovered.

On March 14, 2013, a Baltimore police detective working undercover contacted Fisher on Facebook, posing as a 14-year-old female. The two had conversations in which Fisher asked for sexually explicit photos and sent some of himself. Fisher arranged a meeting with the detective for sex, and was arrested when he arrived at the meeting.

Lori Fisher, 46, of St. Cloud, Fla., formerly of Bel Air, previously pleaded guilty to distribution of child pornography and faces a minimum of five years and a maximum of 20 years in prison whenshe is sentenced June 11.  As part of her plea agreement, she will be required to register as a sex offender.

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