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Citrus Heights Man Pleads Guilty to Receipt of Child Pornography

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Emanuel Mois, 25, of Citrus Heights, pleaded guilty today to receipt of child pornography, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced.

According to court documents, between November 2016 and February 2017, Mois knowingly received and saved images depicting children engaged in sexually explicit activity onto his cellphone. At the time he received the images, Mois was on parole pursuant to a California state conviction for possession/distribution of child pornography, and had a prior conviction by the State of California for sexual battery of a minor.

This case is the product of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Citrus Heights Police Department, and the Roseville Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Amy Schuller Hitchcock is prosecuting the case.

Mois is scheduled to be sentenced by U.S. District Judge Kimberly J. Mueller on May 13, 2019. He 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. The actual sentence, however, will 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.

Updated February 13, 2019

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Press Release Number: 2:18-cr-065 KJM