United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner
Eastern District of California
Fresno Man Pleads Guilty To Child Pornography Charge
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||
Monday, June 4, 2012
Docket #: 1:11-cr-301-LJO
FRESNO, Calif. — Kevin Agrava, 30, of Fresno, pleaded guilty today to one count of receiving and sharing images of child pornography, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced.
According to court documents, between February and March 2011, Agrava received more than 600 images of child pornography via the Internet. Several of these images depicted prepubescent minors, and some included depictions of violence and sadistic or masochistic conduct.
Agrava is scheduled to be sentenced by United States District Judge Lawrence J. O’Neill on August 27, 2012. He faces a mandatory minimum prison term of five years and a maximum of 20 years, a $250,000 fine, and a lifetime term of supervised release. The actual sentence, however, will be determined at the discretion of the court after consideration of any applicable statutory factors and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, which take into account a number of variables.
This case is the result of an investigation by the San Joaquin Valley’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Office of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Fresno County Sheriff’s Department. Assistant United States Attorney Brian W. Enos is prosecuting the case.
This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice. Led by U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and the Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS) in the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov or call the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of California and ask to speak with the PSC coordinator.