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Cincinnati man pleads guilty to sexually exploiting a minor

Posted at 5:11 PM, Feb 23, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-23 17:11:28-05

CINCINNATI — Forty-three-year-old Scott Surgener pleaded guilty Tuesday in U.S. District court to sexually exploiting a minor.

Court documents said Surgener engaged in sexual conduct with a minor in his home while the victim, who is under the age of 13, was in his care at child sleepovers. He produced 28 videos and images of the exploitation.

A sentence of 20 years in prison is recommended as part of the plea.

Surgener was charged by a federal complaint in Oct. 2019 and has been in custody ever since.