Man pleads guilty to child porn charge


first_imgJudge A. Howard Matz is scheduled to sentence Rajlal on July25. “Obviously, we view him to be a threat to minors, and the offenses that he committed we think are serious. And for that reason, we’re going to suggest detention and a significant sentence to protect the public,” Garringer said. As part of the plea agreement, Rajlal admitted to the conduct involved in the other two charges that are being dropped. From July to December 2006, Rajlal chatted online with an FBI agent posing as a 13-year-old girl, according to the plea agreement. Rajlal sent messages encouraging the “girl” to meet him for sex, and he also used the Internet to send two sexually explicit images involving children, according to the agreement. Rajlal, who was arrested in December but is free on $500,000 bail, said in court that he is an oil and gas consultant, Garringer said. The FBI has task forces like the one that nabbed Rajlal in every major metropolitan area in the country, FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller said. “Unfortunately, these kinds of cases are very common, and hopefully today’s plea serves as at least a deterrent,” she said. [email protected] (661) 257-5253 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! A Sand Canyon man pleaded guilty Wednesday to distribution of child pornography in connection with his arrest last year in an FBI Internet sting. Christopher Rajlal, 52, entered his guilty plea in federal court. He faces at least five years in prison. As part of the plea agreement, federal prosecutors will drop charges of attempted enticement of a minor and possession of child pornography, Assistant U.S. Attorney Scott Garringer said. Rajlal – who was arrested last year and charged with using the Internet to try to lure a child for sex – is a first-time offender, Garringer said. last_img

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