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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, September 25, 2014

Sacramento Man Sentenced To 10 Years In Prison For Enticement of a Minor

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Nicholas Perry, 37, of Sacramento, was sentenced today by United States District Judge Morrison C. England Jr. to 10 years in prison, to be followed by a lifetime of supervised release, for attempted enticement of a minor, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced.

According to court documents, in 2012, an undercover detective with the Sacramento Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force began communicating with Perry and offered to introduce Perry to a minor girl. Perry agreed to meet a fictional father and daughter in order to have sex with the daughter. When Perry arrived at the meeting place, he was arrested.

This case was investigated by the Sacramento Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, a federally and state-funded task force managed by the Sacramento Sheriff’s Department with agents from federal, state, and local agencies. The Sacramento ICAC investigates online child exploitation crimes, including child pornography, enticement, and sex trafficking. Assistant United States Attorney Kyle Reardon prosecuted the case.

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.

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Docket #: 2:13-cr-139 MCE
Updated April 8, 2015