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Virginia Beach Man Indicted for Attempted Enticement and Child Pornography

April 21, 2010

NORFOLK, Va. Federal authorities announced today that a Norfolk federal grand jury has indicted Alan Paul Strieper, 25, of Virginia Beach, Va. for attempted enticement, receipt and possession of child pornography.  Neil H. MacBride, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, made the announcement today.

            According to the indictment and the affidavit underlying the prior criminal complaint, on approximately December 1, 2009, Strieper began engaging in chat sessions with an undercover federal source about Strieper’s interest in child pornography and engaging in sexual acts with children.  Over the next two months, Strieper discussed with the undercover source his desire to kidnap and rape a child as young as two years old.  Strieper eventually asked the undercover source to travel to meet him so that together they could kidnap and rape child.  During subsequent chats, the undercover source agreed to fly from St. Louis, Missouri to Norfolk on February 5, 2010 to put the kidnapping plan into action.  Federal agents for Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrested Strieper when he arrived at the Norfolk airport to pick up the undercover source. In addition to the attempted enticement charge, Strieper also was charged with receiving and possessing child pornography.

            This case is being investigated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement.  Assistant United States Attorney Melissa E. O’Boyle is prosecuting the case for the United States.

            Criminal indictments are only charges and not evidence of guilt.  A defendant is presumed to be innocent unless and until proven guilty.

            A copy of this press release may be found on the website of the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Virginia at  Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia at or on



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