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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of California

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, December 7, 2017

Rocklin Man Charged with Enticing a Minor Online for Sexual Purposes and Producing and Possessing Child Pornography

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A federal grand jury returned a sealed three-count indictment last week, against Cameron Fox, 34, of Rocklin, charging him with online enticement of a minor for sexual purposes, production of child pornography, and possession of child pornography, U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced. The indictment was unsealed after Fox’s arrest on December 5, 2017. Fox was arraigned on Tuesday and he pleaded not guilty.

According to court documents, it is alleged that Fox enticed a minor to meet with him to engage in sexual activity, and that he produced child pornography of that same minor on at least one occasion. It is also alleged that Fox possessed other child pornography. Fox’s next court date is January 4, 2018.

This case is the product of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Marin County Sherriff’s Office. Assistant U.S. Attorney Rosanne Rust is prosecuting the case.

If convicted, Fox faces a maximum statutory penalty of life in prison and 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.justice.gov/psc. Click on the “resources” tab for information about Internet safety.

Topic(s): 
Project Safe Childhood
Press Release Number: 
2:17-cr-215-MCE
Updated December 7, 2017