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Man Who Took Portsmouth Teen to NJ, Sparking Amber Alert, Agrees to Plea Deal

Daniel Berger signed a deal with federal prosecutors earlier this month and was sentenced to seven years and three months in federal prison.

Patch file photo of Daniel K. Berger.
Patch file photo of Daniel K. Berger.
Daniel Berger has agreed to plead guilty to a charge of travel with intent to engage in illicit sexual contact in connection with his meet-up with a 13-year-old Portsmouth girl last summer that sparked an Amber Alert.

Daniel Berger signed a deal with federal prosecutors earlier this month and was sentenced to seven years and three months in federal prison.

Police said Berger befriended the girl on the Internet and drove to Portsmouth last June and took her to New Jersey.

The girl was found a day after the Amber Alert and Berger has been held since then.

The Associated Press reported that Berger's lawyer said there were mental issues in the case.
SP July 03, 2014 at 04:31 PM
They should castrate that scumbag!! Mental problems or not, he drove from NJ to RI and picked up an innocent 13 year old girl. 7 years is not enough!! At least this pig will have to register as a sex offender. The beys he'll do in 7 years is ask "would you like fries with that?"
John Smith July 05, 2014 at 12:50 AM
Don't forget about Redwood's finest http://newport.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/man-arrested-for-first-degree-child-molestation-charg8ad60c93d8
John Smith July 05, 2014 at 12:50 AM
Up for parole in October
Not my first rodeo July 12, 2014 at 02:07 PM
Just bring him back up here, we will take care of him

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