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District of Connecticut

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Colorado Man Pleads Guilty to Enticement of Minor

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that NATHANIEL SMITH, 29, of Aurora, Colorado, pleaded guilty today before U.S. District Judge Michael P. Shea in Hartford to one count of enticement of a minor to engage in sexual activity.

According to court documents and statements made in court, in January 2016, SMITH used his cell phone and internet-based messaging and video chatting services, including Kik and Skype, to entice a 13-year-old female to engage in sexual activity.

SMITH has been detained since January 25, 2016, when he was arrested on related state charges in New London.

Judge Shea scheduled sentencing for April 7, 2017, at which time SMITH faces a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of 10 years and a maximum term of imprisonment of life.

This matter is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the New London Police Department and the Connecticut State Police.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Nancy V. Gifford.

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Project Safe Childhood
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Updated December 13, 2016