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Alexandria Man Sentenced to 60 Months for Soliciting Sex from a Minor

February 25, 2011

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Joshua Nabatkhorian, 53, was sentenced today to 60 months in prison, followed by 20 years of supervised release, for attempting to entice a minor.  In addition, Nabatkhorian has been ordered to pay at least $12,160 in restitution.  Nabatkhorian will be required to register as a sex offender.

            Neil H. MacBride, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, James W. McJunkin, 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 after sentencing by United States District Judge Leonie M. Brinkema.  Nabatkhorian pled guilty on December 3, 2010.

            According to court documents, Nabatkhorian sent numerous text messages to a 13-year-old girl, who was a family friend.  After the girl stopped responding to messages she thought inappropriate, her mother found her daughter’s phone and contacted the police.  A Fairfax County Police Detective assumed the girl’s identity and during text and email messages between Nabatkhorian and the Detective, Nabatkhorian repeatedly tried to meet with the victim for the purpose of having sex with her. 

            When asked what he wanted to do with the victim, Nabatkhorian graphically described five sexual positions he wanted to perform with the 13 year-old victim.  A meeting was arranged and Nabatkhorian showed up with items of a sexual nature, including condoms, after booking a hotel room for the liaison.

            This case was investigated by the FBI and Fairfax County Police Department.  Assistant United States Attorney John Eisinger prosecuted the case on behalf of the United States.

            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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