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Fairfax Man Indicted on Charge of Attempting to Entice a Minor

August 20, 2010

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Joshua Nabatkhorian, 52, of Fairfax, Va., was indicted by a federal grand jury yesterday of attempting to entice a minor to engage in sexual activity. 

                Neil H. MacBride, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, Shawn Henry, Assistant Director in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Washington Field Office, and Chief Dave Rohrer, Fairfax County Police Department, made the announcement.  Nabatkhorian faces a minimum penalty of ten years and a maximum penalty of Life in prison if convicted.

                According to court documents, Nabatkhorian sent numerous text messages to a 13-year-old girl, who was a family friend.  After the girl’s mother found the messages, she contacted the police and a Fairfax County Police Detective assumed the girl’s identity.  During text and email messages between Nabatkhorian and the Detective, Nabatkhorian discussed having sex with the victim and meeting her.  A meeting was arranged and Nabatkhorian showed up with items of a sexual nature, including condoms.

                This case was investigated by the FBI and Fairfax County Police Department.  Assistant United States Attorneys John Eisinger and Tracy McCormick are prosecuting the case on behalf of the United States.

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