Citrus Heights Man Indicted for Receipt of Child Pornography
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Emanuel Mois, 25, of Citrus Heights, was arraigned today on an indictment charging him with receipt of child pornography, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced.
According to court documents, Mois knowingly received visual depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct between November 2016 and February 2017.
This case is the product of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Citrus Heights Police Department, with assistance from the Roseville Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Amy Schuller Hitchcock is prosecuting the case.
If convicted, Mois faces a minimum statutory penalty of 15 years in prison and a maximum penalty of 40 years in prison, as well as a $250,000 fine. Any sentence, however, would be determined at the discretion of the court after consideration of any applicable statutory factors and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, which take into account a number of variables. The charges are only allegations; the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by the United States Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to locate, apprehend, and prosecute those who sexually exploit children, and to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.usdoj.gov/psc. Click on the “resources” tab for information about internet safety education.