Shelby County man, Charles Lee Frazier pleads guilty to sending money to Filipino mothers in exchange for child pornography
DAYTON (STL.News) A Sidney, Ohio, man pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court today to attempting to produce child pornography. He faces a minimum of 25 years and up to 50 years in prison.
Charles Lee Frazier, 41, admitted that he solicited child pornography from impoverished mothers in the Philippines.
According to court documents, Frazier used Filipino dating sites to connect with women in poverty. In subsequent Skype chats with the women, he would ask them for sexually explicit pictures of their children in exchange for money. Specifically, Frazier’s conversations included requests for pornography of naked minor children engaging in sexual conduct with other children or with their mothers. Frazier distributed child pornography to several women, as examples of what images he wanted them to create with their children, or with instructions to show the images to their children to convince them to engage in that behavior. The defendant also had discussions about committing violent acts against children. For example, he discussed killing infants during sexual assaults.
From April through July 2019, Frazier sent money via MoneyGram from a Sidney, Ohio, store to women in the Philippines in exchange for child pornography.