Burke Man Pleads Guilty to Producing Child Pornography
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Jason Laposay, 40, of Burke, Va., pled guilty to one count of production of child pornography with a minor under the age of 12.
Neil H. MacBride, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia; James W. McJunkin, Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI’s Washington Field Office; and Colonel David Rohrer, Fairfax County Chief of Police, made the announcement after plea was accepted by United States District Judge Liam O’Grady.
Laposay faces a mandatory minimum penalty of 15 years and a maximum of 30 years in prison when he is sentenced on Oct. 26, 2012.
According to court records, Laposay was identified after an individual contacted the Fairfax County Child Abuse hotline claiming that Laposay was sexually abusing a minor. A forensic interview of the minor victim by Fairfax County Child Protective Services found that for more than two years Laposay sexually abused the minor victim once a week. He also used a sexual toy on the minor victim and showed her images of child pornography.
Fairfax County police executed a search warrant on Laposay’s residence on Jan. 25, 2012, and recovered six video files produced by Laposay using an iPhone that depicted the minor victim engaging in sexual activity with him. Law enforcement also recovered more than 3,000 images of child pornography from Laposay’s residence.
The investigation was conducted by the Fairfax County Police Department and FBI Washington Field Office’s Child Exploitation Task Force. Special Assistant United States Attorney Maureen C. Cain is prosecuting the case on behalf of the United States.
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 United States Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS), Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov.
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 http://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 https://pcl.uscourts.gov.
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