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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Brighton Resident Pleads Guilty To Child Enticement Charge

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BOSTON - A Brighton man pleaded guilty late yesterday in federal court to a charge of coercion and enticement of a minor.

Zachary Stoloff, 29, admitted to meeting a 14-year-old victim, on the Internet, whom he persuaded to meet for the purpose of having sex. Stoloff traveled to the minor victim’s town in Massachusetts, and drove her to his Brighton residence where he engaged in sexual intercourse with her.

The statute provides a maximum sentence of life imprisonment with a 10-year-mandatory minimum sentence, a $250,000 fine, and supervised release for five years up to life. Should the Court accept the parties’ plea agreement, the following sentence will be imposed: incarceration for 120 months; a fine in the amount to be determined by the Court; five years of supervised release; restitution as ordered by the Court; forfeiture; $100 special assessment; and an order that the defendant have no contact directly or indirectly with the minor victim during the period of the defendant’s incarceration and supervised release. With this conviction, Stoloff will also be required to register as a sex offender.

United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz; Shelly Binkowski, Inspector in Charge of the United States Postal Inspection Services, Boston Division; and Colonel Timothy Alben, Superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police, made the announcement today.

The case was investigated by the United States Postal Inspection Services, as well as the Massachusetts State Police. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Suzanne Sullivan Jacobus of Ortiz's Major Crimes Unit.