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Hampton Man Sentenced to 30 Years For Filming Violent Sexual Acts With 13 Year Old Girl

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 29, 2011

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – Ujima Crudup, 37, of Hampton, Va., was sentenced today to 30 years in prison, followed by a lifetime of supervised release, for producing videos of himself and other men engaging in sexual conduct with a 13-year-old girl.  

            Neil H. MacBride, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, and Alex J. Turner, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Norfolk Division, made the announcement after sentencing by United States District Judge Arenda L. Wright Allen.

            “While his friend manned a video camera, Mr. Crudup got a 13-year-old girl drunk and made her endure repeated sexual assaults while she was barely conscious,” said U.S. Attorney MacBride. “This young girl’s life was forever changed by this experience. She not only had to endure the assaults, but she has to live with the fact that all of it was memorialized on video. This case is yet another reminder of the crimes committed to produce child pornography and why we are so determined to make those who make these perverse videos pay for their actions.”

            Crudup pled guilty to conspiring to produce child pornography on Aug. 16, 2011. According to court records, Crudup and a co-conspirator, Roberto Antoine Darden, 26, of Hampton, procured females using the Internet and telephone to work as prostitutes.  One of these females was a 13-year-old girl, whom Crudup and his co-conspirator Darden supplied with alcohol and then videotaped the minor engaging in violent sexually explicit conduct with multiple men.  A search warrant was executed on Crudup’s Hampton home and numerous computers and computer media were seized. A forensic evaluation revealed numerous videos of the victim.  Darden pled guilty on Nov. 23, 2011, and will be sentenced on March 29, 2012. 

            This case was investigated by FBI and Hampton Police Department.  Assistant United States Attorneys Elizabeth Yusi and Lisa McKeel are prosecuting 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 www.justice.gov/usao/vae.  Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia at http://www.vaed.uscourts.gov or on http://pacer.uspci.uscourts.gov.

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