Fair Oaks Resident Sentenced To More Than 8 Years For Receipt Of Child Pornography
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Aleksandar Randjelovich, 39, of Fair Oaks, was sentenced today by United States District Judge Troy L. Nunley to eight years and two months in prison for receipt of child pornography, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced.
According to court documents, law enforcement agents identified a computer operating out of Randjelovich’s residence offering files of child pornography through a file-sharing network. After executing a search warrant, agents found 1,276 videos and 3,690 images containing child pornography. In Randjelovich’s plea agreement entered on July 3, 2014, he admitted that he would download the files four to six times per week from about September 3, 2008 until October 12, 2012. The files included images of bondage and of toddlers being sexually molested by adults.
“The large volume of child pornography this defendant possessed make it clear he harbored a dangerous sexual interest in children and posed a threat to our community,” said Ray Greenlee, assistant special agent in charge for HSI Sacramento. “This lengthy prison term will prevent him from preying on children and continuing to perpetuate the cycle of victimization that occurs when child pornography is downloaded from the Internet.”
This case was the product of an investigation by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). Special Assistant United States Attorney Josh F. Sigal prosecuted the case.
Randjelovich was remanded into federal custody after today’s sentencing hearing.
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.