Man Sentenced in Federal Court for Sexually Assaulting, Coercing Teen

A Harrison man will spend the next 40 years in prison for sexual crimes against a teen girl.

According to court records, 29-year-old Nathanial Tessner met the 14-year-old victim online and caused her to create sexually explicit images as well as meeting her in person and having sexual contact with her. Tessner also caused the victim to create sexually explicit images of herself with a dog and coerced her to create sexually explicit images of a 3-year-old child. Tessner committed those offenses while he was required to register as a sex offender.

Tessner pleaded guilty to charges of sexual exploitation of children and for engaging in the sexual exploitation of children while required to register as a sex offender.