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District of Connecticut

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, April 10, 2017

Colorado Man Sentenced to 13 Years in Federal Prison for Enticing Minor to Engage in Sexual Activity

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that on April 7, 2017, NATHANIEL SMITH, 30, of Aurora, Colorado, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Michael P. Shea in Hartford to 156 months of imprisonment, followed by 15 years of supervised release, for enticing 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. On January 25, 2016, SMITH was arrested in New London after he traveled from Colorado to meet the girl.

SMITH has been detained since his arrest. On December 13, 2016, he pleaded guilty to one count of enticement of a minor to engage in sexual activity.

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

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Project Safe Childhood
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Updated April 10, 2017