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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Central District of California

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Echo Park Man Agrees to Plead Guilty to Charges for Attempting to Sexually Traffic Two Children and Distributing Child Pornography

          LOS ANGELES – An Echo Park man has agreed to plead guilty to federal criminal charges for using an online messenger app to attempt to sexually traffic two children – ages 7 and 9 – and for distributing sexually explicit images of children, the Justice Department announced today.

          Francisco Anthony Dorame, 41, a.k.a. “dadboss99,” a.k.a. “SEXYCONN,” is charged in an information with one count of attempted sex trafficking of a child under 14 years old and one count of distribution of child pornography. He has agreed to plead guilty to the charges.

          Dorame is expected to appear Thursday for his arraignment in United States District Court in downtown Los Angeles. He has been in federal custody since his arrest on a federal criminal complaint in this matter on August 23.

          According to his plea agreement filed Tuesday, in May 2022, Dorame used Kik Messenger, a social media messaging platform, to knowingly attempt to traffic two minor children – ages 7 years old and 9 years old. During a Kik conversation, Dorame made two payments, totaling $100, to a person who had access to the victims. Among other things, Dorame requested photographs of the victims, expressed his desire to “play with them right away” upon meeting up, and set a specific date, time, and location for the meeting.

          Dorame further admitted in his plea agreement that in April 2022 he used Kik to distribute sexually explicit images of children between the ages of 4 years old and 6 years old.

          Once Dorame enters a guilty plea to the criminal charges, he will face a statutory maximum sentence of life imprisonment and a mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years in federal prison.

          The FBI is investigating this matter.

          Assistant United States Attorneys Kathy Yu and Scott M. Lara of the Violent and Organized Crime Section is prosecuting this case.

          Any member of the public who has information related to this matter is encouraged to contact the FBI’s Los Angeles Field Office at 1-800-CALL-FBI (1-800-225-5324).

Contact: 
Ciaran McEvoy Public Information Officer ciaran.mcevoy@usdoj.gov (213) 894-4465
Press Release Number: 
22-191
Updated September 21, 2022