Convicted sex offender pleads guilty to making and selling sex tapes involving a minor

By Steve Pope | September 14, 2018

Federal authorities announced Friday that a Pittsburgh resident and convicted sex offender pleaded guilty to making sexually explicit videos with a 14-year-old girl, whom he brought from Ohio, and selling them on the Internet.

Daniel Kundrat, 35, pleaded guilty to one count of sexual exploitation of children before Chief U. S. District Court Judge Joy Flowers Conti.  According to a plea agreement filed in the case Kundrat stipulated that he, “used, persuaded, induced, enticed, and coerced a 14-year-old female to engage in sexually explicit conduct, which conduct included sex acts and sexual contact, for the purpose of producing visual depictions of such conduct in video format.”

According to online court records Kundrat has seven previous convictions, some for sexual assault of a minor and possession of child pornography.

Prosecutors say on August 10, 2016, Kundrat traveled to Columbus, Ohio, picked up a 14-year old female with whom he had been communicating and brought her back to his residence in Millvale.  Over a three week period Kundrat and the teen engaged in sexual activity, which Kundrat videotaped and sold on the Internet. Authorities say Kundrat persuaded and coerced her into producing the videos.

Kundrat was arrested on Aug. 16, 2016 after he sold one of the videos to an undercover law enforcement officer who was attempting to locate the girl.

Sentencing is scheduled for Jan. 9.  Kundrat faces a sentence of not less than 15 and not more than 30 years in prison, a fine of $250,000, or both.

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