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Sacramento County Man Indicted for Attempted Coercion and Enticement of a Minor

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

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A single count indictment was unsealed following the arrest of Mark Sigl, 62, of Antelope, that charges him with attempted coercion and enticement to engage in sexual activity, U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced.

According to court documents, in March 2024, Sigl attempted to persuade, coerce, and entice a minor to engage in sexual activity including oral copulation.

This case is the product of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Zulkar Khan is prosecuting the case.

If convicted, Sigl faces a mandatory minimum of 10 years in prison, a maximum of life in prison, and a fine of up to $250,000. 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 exploit children via the internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit

Updated June 27, 2024

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