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UPDATE: Baldwin Man Charged with Soliciting Nude Photos of Brentwood Girls

Daniel E. Ford, 46, faces numerous charges.

UPDATE: Ford's arraignment has resulted in a jury trial set to begin on July 9.

The Allegheny County Police Department arrested Daniel Edward Ford, a 46-year-old man from , earlier this month on charges that Ford solicited nude photos of minors.

Online court documents show that the illegal activity began as early as June 2011.

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review is reporting that Ford exchanged cash, drugs and services such as body piercings in exchange for the nude photos of five Brentwood Middle School girls aged 12 to 14. The Tribune-Review is also reporting that Ford even did some of the piercings himself.

Court records show that Ford had a preliminary hearing in the  office of Magistrate John N. Bova of District Court 05-2-18 on Tuesday. Bova's jurisdiction includes Baldwin and Brentwood boroughs.

Ford faced charges of criminal use of communication facility, unlawful contact with minor-sexual offenses, criminal solicitation-photograph/film/depict on computer sex act-child, body piercing minor, sell obscene/sexual materials, corruption of minors and indecent assault of a person less than 16 years of age.

Bova withdrew the indecent assault charge, but Ford will face the remaining charges at a formal arraignment at the Allegheny County Courthouse on April 12.

He is in the Allegheny County Jail on $200,000 bail.

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Robert Edward Healy, III July 17, 2012 at 08:53 PM
Ford's arraignment has resulted in a jury trial set to begin on July 9. The trial has since been continued for Aug. 23.
unknown August 24, 2012 at 05:34 PM
Is there an update about the result of the 23d?
Robert Edward Healy, III August 24, 2012 at 05:42 PM
Yes, and thank you for asking. The trial has been continued again, this time for Sept. 18.
unknown August 24, 2012 at 05:51 PM
Thank you.
Robert Edward Healy, III August 24, 2012 at 05:59 PM
Our pleasure.
JOE Brown August 25, 2012 at 03:19 PM
Do you know why they keep changing the dates?
Robert Edward Healy, III August 25, 2012 at 03:24 PM
A lot of bureaucracy it seems, Joe. But also, sometimes, the hearings just take a while.
unknown September 11, 2012 at 08:50 PM
Is it open to watch? Or a closed trial?
Robert Edward Healy, III September 11, 2012 at 10:25 PM
unknown, It really depends on the judge.
Niki September 18, 2012 at 07:07 PM
Whats the update after the hearing today?
Robert Edward Healy, III September 18, 2012 at 07:22 PM
Coming soon.
Robert Edward Healy, III September 18, 2012 at 07:59 PM
UPDATE: Ford pleaded guilty on Sept. 18 to unlawful contact with minor-sexual offenses, and the remaining charges were all withdrawn. Details of his sentence are not yet available.
cc September 20, 2012 at 02:56 AM
I hope he spends a long time locked up. People like this don't belong out in society
Robert Edward Healy, III September 20, 2012 at 03:30 AM
UPDATE: Ford was sentenced to 1-2 years of confinement and eight months of probation.
Sandra September 20, 2012 at 01:39 PM
Wow! Unbelievable, only 1-2 years. Something's wrong with this picture. You are right cc, people like this don't belong out in society.
unknown September 20, 2012 at 02:29 PM
1-2 years... that's just wrong.
Niki September 20, 2012 at 03:46 PM
Man, you guys act like he raped and killed someone... You shouldn't believe everything you hear you know the media makes it bigger than it actually is. and as far as the slaughter charge I read he wasn't actually charged with that... he was in the wrong place at the wrong time!! and it was YEARS ago! Innocent until proven guilty! He wasn't guilty of that charge. Also, once he does his time, he deserves a second chance... everyone deserves a second chance! God gives everyone a second change plus!
Niki September 20, 2012 at 04:07 PM
And my point is proven about you cant believe everything you read/hear... it clearly states in the headline " UPDATE: Ford Gets to 1-2 Years in Brentwood Nude Photos Case The Baldwin Borough man also gets eight years of probation for unlawful contact with minor-sexual offenses." Then as you read the article it says: "He was sentenced to 1-2 years of confinement and eight months of probation." (YEARS TO MONTH OF PROBATION WITHIN A FEW SENTENCES)... PROVEN!
Robert Edward Healy, III September 20, 2012 at 05:20 PM
Thank you for catching that typo. Should be "years" of probation.
unknown November 02, 2012 at 03:17 AM
ty Niki for your suport

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